The Omanhene of the Sefwi Anhwiaso Traditional Area, Ogyeahohoo Yaw Gyebi II, 66, has been elected as the new President of the Western Regional House of Chiefs.
Nana Gyebi, an Accountant by profession, polled eight votes to beat Nana Kwesi Agyemang IX, the Omanhene of Lower Dixcove Traditional Area, who had been acting as the president of the House until the election.
He secured seven of the total votes at the election, which was conducted by the regional office of the Electoral Commission.
Out of the total 21-member House, 11 were present while four had proxy votes.
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The Sekondi High Court Judge, Mr Justice Peter Kwodwo Ababio swore in the new President.
He appeaIed to Nananom to adopt pragmatic measures to reduce the numerous chieftaincy disputes in the region which were hampering effective development.
For the position of Vice President, Awulae Amihere Kpanyili, the Paramount Chief of the Eastern Nzema Traditional Area, also polled eight votes to beat Okogyeman Kweku Gyampra, the Omanhene of Chirano Traditional Area and a member of the Council of State, who had seven of the votes.
The House again elected five of the members as representatives to the National House of Chiefs.
They were Nana Kobina Nketsia, the Omanhene of Essikado Traditional Area, Awulae Attibrukusu, Omahene of Lower Axim Traditional Area, Awulae Amihere Kpanyili, Ogyeahohoo, the new president and Awulae Annor Adjaye, the Omanhene of Western Nzema Traditional Area.