Nana Amoako Poku, has been formally declared the new paramount chief for the people of Offinso. The announcement of a new Offinsohene occurred at t
Nana Amoako Poku, has been formally declared the new paramount chief for the people of Offinso.
The announcement of a new Offinsohene occurred at the final Asanteman Council meeting of 2023, presided over by Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.
The Offinso Traditional Area settled on Nana Amoako Poku, a 68-year-old to take over traditional leadership resolving a longstanding dispute that saw Otumfuo reject the preferred candidate of the Queen Mother thrice.
The stool name of Nana Amoako Poku has been revealed as Nana Dwamena Akenten II after he swore the oath of allegiance to the chiefs and people of Offinso on Friday, January 5, 2024.
The Queen Mother who had failed to nominate a qualified royal for the vacant stool was absent, hence it was the Kwakwaboa Abusuapanyin, Opanyin Yaw Nkrumah Adusah who introduced the new Offinsohene to his people.
Nana Dwamena Akenten II succeeds Nana Wiafe Akenten who held the role from 1946 to 2021.
On three occasions, the Asantehene offered the Queen Mother the opportunity to nominate a candidate, and each time she put forward Dr. Kofi Kodua Sarpong, a former Chief Executive of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC).
However, her nomination was challenged due to Dr. K.K. Sarpong not being from the royal family.
In line with Asante tradition, the responsibility fell on the Abusuapanyin to nominate a candidate, leading to the introduction of Nana Amoako Poku.