On the 4th Anniversary of H.M. Enstoolment and Outdooring As Chief of Sefwi Obeng-Mim

FROM H.M. OHENEBA NANAKWAME OBENG II

On the 4th Anniversary of H.M. Enstoolment and Outdooring As Chief of Sefwi Obeng-Mim

On the 3rd of June, 2016, the Obeng family elected me to the Royal task of ascending to the status of Chief of Obeng-Mim Stool Land. It has not been an easy task. However, the Lord who raised me to this status continues to protect and guide me through his own wisdom. Having gone through a lot of disruptions from my opponents who still doesn’t understand the doings of God, I say that “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Adversaries, you can struggle against me. Yet, I have faith in the Lord Jesus and follow him in humility, being a servant leader of the people God has entrusted to my care. I am thankful every day for my friends and family who help me in this sacred task. Thank the Lord for his wonderful works. No matter what, I am grateful to God and am not worried nor shaken because am strengthened in the Lord. Amen.

PROCLAMATION OF THE ROYAL ORDER OF THE GOLDEN FIRE DOG

WHEREAS, the chieftaincy institution in Ghana is a system that structures and regulates the activity of local chieftains (or monarchs) in the Ghanaian society and state. The chieftaincy institution of Ghana is enshrined in the Republic’s Constitution (chapter 270-277) and the Chieftaincy Act of 2008. As a historical note, “chief” is a formal title created by British administrators during the 19th and 20th-century Colonial era and used in India, Africa, and Asian colonies. They used it as a substitute for the word “king” to maintain that only the British monarch held that title. Those who hold the sacred title of “chief” in Ghana, from the Asantehene and Paramount Chiefs (Emperor and Kings) to Divisional Chiefs (Ruling Princes) to chiefs and Adikrofo within Royal Houses (Nobles), are sovereign rulers in their designated areas; and

WHEREAS, H.M. Oheneba Nana Kwame Obeng II, known in his private life as Mr. Ofosuhene Dacosta, was enstooled and outdoored as the Chief of Sefwi Obeng-Mim within the Sefwi Wiawso Traditional Area of the Western North Region of Ghana, West Africa, on 3rd June 2016. Nana is recognized by the Sefwi Wiawso Traditional Council as the rightful elected and enstooled chief of the area by the Elders and Kingmakers; and

WHEREAS, the Paramount Chief of the Sefwi Wiawaso Tradition Area and President of the Sefwi Wiawso Traditional Council is H.M. Katakyie Kwasi Bumagama II, father of H.M. Oheneba Nana Kwame Obeng II, in recognition of Nana Obeng II’s leadership, elevated H.M. Oheneba Nana Kwame Obeng II as a Division Chief on 16th July 2017; and

WHEREAS, in the last four years, H.M. Oheneba Nana Kwame Obeng II has been an innovator and created a network of supporters for the stool lands in Ghana and around the world, forming a Royal House, and by his rightful fons honorum as a royal chief, created the Royal Order of the Golden Firedog and honor of the Order of Obeng II which has brought international recognition; and

WHEREAS, with the help of the Royal House and Royal Order of the Golden Fire Dog, under his leadership, in 2019 alone, $14,500 (GH: 75,400) was raised and invested in the People of Sefwi Obeng-Mim. The funds created educational opportunities through the construction of a school, and the support of students and teachers, as well as the construction of two water wells, a wooden bridge, purchased a motorcycle for a visiting nurse, provided a school drum; and educational opportunity for the cocoa farmers; and

WHEREAS, in 2020, H.M. has outlined further development of the stool lands that will continue to grow the educational opportunities of the people, health care, and sanitation; and

WHEREAS, the Royal family and the Subchiefs of Sefwi Obeng Mim, out of gratefulness for the outstanding work the king is doing to help humanities and develop the villages, thus honors the youngest king of the Sefwi Obeng Mim stool lands and as an agent of change.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Royal House, its supporters, and the people of Sefwi Obeng-Mim do hereby proclaim 3 June 2020, as a Day of Celebration, and encourage all to recognize the positive impact of H.M. Oheneba Nana Kwame Obeng II; and to thank all those who serve as servant leaders like H.M.; and to find ways to give back to their communities.

H.E. the Rev’d Dr. Christian D.Boyd, KGCG
Project Coordinator and Fundraising Officer of the Royal House of Sefwi Obeng-Mim and Oheneba Foundation

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