Asuom Youth Association (AYA) has petitioned Okyehene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin, on the numerous chieftaincy issues that are looming in Asuom, bad roads and insecurity in the community.
The petition was jointly signed by the National President of AYA, Mr Maxwell Atuanor Dwirah and the General Secretary, Rev. Daniel Kwasi Opoku.
It was delivered to the Okyenhene at a two-day durbar held in his honour during his 20th Anniversary Royal tour to the chiefs and people of Asuom and its environs on Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September,15, 2019 at Akyem Asuom in the Kwaebibirem Municipality of the Eastern Region.
The Youth of Asuom called on Okyenhene to urgently intervene to avert the potential chieftaincy crisis for the search of the rightful successor to the late Asuom Asona Abusuapanyin Brobbey, who passed away recently and has been given a befitting burial two months ago.
The petition also mentioned bad roads in the community, especially, Kade to Asuom, as a major problem.
Photo: Okyenhene and his chiefs at a Sunday interdenominational church service
The roads in the community have been assigned to a Contractor for over two years but no progress has stalled.
“Your Royal Majesty, we are very sad about the bad roads you used when coming to Asuom from Kade. We want to plead with you to use your high office to speak to the President of Ghana and the Minister of Roads and Highways to, as a matter of urgency, see to the construction of our roads.
“We know you have always shown interest in the roads in your kingdom, but, as you have had the first-hand experience of the deplorable state of Kade to Asuom road, we are pleading with you to reiterate it to the powers that be,” the petition said in part.
The petition further mentioned insecurity in Asuom and its environs, especially, robbery on the highways and the township and called on Okyenhene to speak to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to beef up security as well as providing vehicles and other logistics to the police in the community to combat this crimes in Asuom and its adjourning communities.
Copies of the petition were also given to the Chief of Asuom, Osabarima Ofosuhene Apenteng II, MP for Tema West and a royal native of Asuom, Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah, MP for Kade, Kwabena Tenase, Municipal Chief Executive for Kade, Antwi Boasiako.