Kwahu Nkwatia Nkosuohene commissions Court Complex, support students to Mark 1st Anniversary

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On Friday, December 16, 2022, Nana Owiredu Wadie (I), the Nkosuohene of Kwahu-Nkwatia, opened and handed over to the Judicial Service the ultra-modern freshly built Circuit Court Complex located in Kwahu Nkwatia for the Kwahu East District of the Eastern region.

Again, more than 500 students at Nkwatia D/A Primary School benefited from the school supplies distributed by Nana Owiredu Wadie, Nkwatia Nkosuohene (development Chief) and Chairman of KABAKA Foundation, a charitable and non-governmental organization. These supplies included school uniforms, bags, and other educational materials.

The distribution and handing over ceremony on Friday was a part of events to mark Nana Owiredu Wadie I’s appointment as Nkosuohene (development Chief) of Nkwatia on its first anniversary in 2021.

The people of Kwahu Nkwatia have watched Nana Owiredu Wadie I with admiration over the past year and are astounded by his dedication to the community in his roles as development chief and chairman of KABAKA Foundation.

The headmaster, Paagre John Bosco, expressed his gratitude to Nana Owiredu Wadie during his remarks at the event for the school’s bags and uniforms.

Since the majority of the students were unable to attend school regularly because they lacked uniforms, some of them were even forced to drop out of school, he was hopeful that the KABAKA Foundation’s gesture would increase attendance at his school.

Speaking to Afeema FM’s journalist, Afia Pokuah, the Executive Director for KABAKA Foundation, Dr. Henry Larbi on his part mentioned that the presentation forms part of their plans to motivate and making the Kwahu Nkwatia D/A School a Model School and a better choice for students from Nkwatia.

At the commissioning of the court complex, Nana Boamah Ayirepe (III), the Chief of Kwahu Nkwatia lauded Nana Owiredu Wadie (I) for executing series of developmental project towards transforming Kwahu Nkwatia and it’s environs.

Nana Ayirepe urged Chief Justice to elevate the circuit court to a high court status because of it furnishing standard.

On his part, His Lordship Richard Agyei Frimpong, an Appeal Court Judge highlighted that the construction and handing over this Nkwatia Circuit Court Complex which was fully funded by Nana Owiredu Wadie (I) is unmatched and it add to the ongoing investment to the judiciary infrastructure in the country.

However, he have asked traditional rulers to allow the full rigours of the law to apply when people are found culpable stressing that palaces are not court to handle or address such cases therefore, he urged them to desist from resolving criminal cases at palace.

This was the address delivered on behalf of the Chief Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah during the commissioning of Kwahu Nkwatia Circuit Court Complex.

His Lordship Richard Agyei Frimpong noted a request by Nkwatia Chiefs to transform the Circuit Court to a High Court attributing the modern standard of the Nkwatia court complex.

His Lordship Judge Richard Adjei Frimpong of the Court of Appeal once more pleaded with Ghanaians to have faith in the legal system and refrain from engaging in any violent protests that would undermine the nation’s peace and tranquility.

He also advised the Nkosuohene to carry on serving others with the humility that has always been his trademark, noting that the title of Nkosuohene entails unending devotion to others.

The Nkosuohene of Kwahu-Nkwatia, Nana Owiredu Wadie (I), is of the opinion that in order to become an industrial and economic hub, justice, increased security, and the safety of locals, visitors, and investors should not be sacrificed.

In order to do this, his nonprofit Kabaka Foundation believed the creation of the court complex was essential.

“providing a fair and effective justice system, we can reassure investors and visitors that Kwahu is a safe and security place to live and do business, but improving security is not just about building new institutions, it is also a out fostering a sense of oneness, peace and unity within our community” the Chief told Afia Pokuah.

The Nkosuohene urged the residents of Nkwatia to put aside their differences and work together for the town’s development since, in his view, without unity, no village, town, or country could advance and unity was crucial in all aspects of life.

Source: Pokuah


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