Nene Sackitey is the new Eastern Regional House of chiefs president; Okyehene bows out

Nene Sackitey is the new Eastern Regional House of chiefs president; Okyehene bows out

- A new election has been successfully held to elect a new president for the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs

- The 10-member voting party elected the Konor of the Manya Krobo Traditional Area as their new head

- Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II would now be replaced as his successful 2-term journey comes to an end

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The Eastern Regional House of Chiefs have held an election and have elected the Konor of the Manya Krobo Traditional Area, Nene Sackitey, as the new president of the traditional rulers in the region.

According to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on 3news.com, the election was held following the end of the tenure of the previous president, Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II.

Nene Sackitey polled eight votes out of 10 the votes cast as against two for his contender, Nana Osei Nyarko, the Paramount Chief of Boso Gua Traditional Area.

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Nene Sackitey is the new Eastern Regional House of chiefs president; Okyehene bows out

Okyehene Osayefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II. Source: Daily Graphic
Source: UGC

The election would now see the new president take over from Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II, who has successfully served his two terms in office as required by the laws.

Kwahu Omanhene Daasebre Akuamoah Agyapong was also elected the new Vice President on the day of voting.

Three other paramount chiefs were sworn into office by the supervising High Court judge, Gifty Dekyem, to join the President and the Vice President as the regional reps at the National House of Chiefs.

The three include Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, Nana Osei Nyarko and Nana Owoare Agyekum Kantamanto.

The new President of the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs commended the House for the confidence reposed in him and promised to serve to the best of his abilities.

He is reported to have said:

“We will continue to build on our strength and also take on new direction. We will continue our programmes that strengthen our chieftaincy institution through education, training and resources.

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We will also retain our commitment of solidarity, ensuring that all members can have more opportunities to enhance their skills, the methods and operating framework required for performing.”

Meanwhile, the government of Barbados has indicated in a communication that the Ghanaian nurses exported to help their public healthcare system have been impressive so far.

According to Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, Barbados's Minister of Health and Wellness, the Ghanaian nurses assigned to various health facilities in the Carribean country are doing marvellously well.

Some of the nurses are stationed at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), while others have been posted to polyclinics.

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