Pharmacist installed paramount chief of Tanyigbe

BY: Tim Dzamboe
 Togbega Adiko VI swearing an oath to his people
Togbega Adiko VI swearing an oath to his people

A 51 year old pharmacist and chief executive officer of Rodina Chemist Limited in Accra, Mr Roland Kofi Adiko has been installed the paramount chief of Tanyigbe traditional area in the Ho municipality of the Volta Region under the stool name Togbega Kodi Adiko VI.

He succeeds his late father, Togbega Kwasi Adiko V who passed on two years ago at the age of 88 after ruling for 64 years.
Addressing a coronation ceremony at Tanyigbe Anyigbe, Togbega Kodi Adiko VI promised to serve all the people of Tanyigbe comprising, Anyigbe, Etoe, Atidze and Dzafe without any discrimination and will try to follow the footsteps of his predecessors.

“There will be no discrimination since we are one and indeed very much interwoven. I shall lead you in all the existing ties with our neighbours and strive to strengthen bonds of relationship”, he said.

He said his dream was to see an active productive youth who work towards the advancement of the traditional area adding that issues of entrepreneurship, ICT, advancement in education, skill development and partnership with credible stakeholders to improve the economic growth of the traditional area would be the focus.

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“I am fully committed to promoting the health and well- being of my people; issues like malaria control, diabetes, high blood pressure, maternal and infant health care, adolescent reproductive health among others shall receive the necessary attention under my watch”, he promised.

Togbega Adiko VI called for support and guidance to enable him rule effectively asking them not to hesitate to realign his path when he is seen going astray. He promised to rule through wide consultation with an open door policy.

In an address, the right wing chief of Tanyigbe, Togbe Ameworkunu Kwasi Danku prayed that humility of the new paramount chief will enable him to lead the people to achieve greater developmental goals.

He also said the traditional rites will foster the peace and unity among the people and that the enactment of rites will enlighten the present generation of their traditional and cultural practices.

Preaching the sermon, the Tanyigbe district pastor of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Reverend Benoni Koku Hlomarti asked the chief to be neutral and be guided by the truth during his reign for peace to prevail.