Photos: Shama Konfueku gets new Chief; ending years of disputes

New Shama Konfueku Chief
Nana Komfo Kweku V - New Chief of Shama Konfueku

Shama Konfueku, a farming community with a population of over a Thousand (1,000) inhabitants in the Shama District of the Western Region for decades, has not seen any development due to Chieftaincy disputes.

There has been an uneasy calm in the community ever since Nana Komfo Kweku (IV) joined his ancestors. The endemic chieftiancy disputes in the community is between the Shama gate and Dompoase gate of the ebiradze family.

But now, there is joy in the community as a new Chief NANA KOMFO KWEKU (V) – known in private life as MR. ANDREW KWAMENA BADWI was outdoored before the Konfueku community on Wednesday 31st January 2019 at Shama Konfueku.

Speaking to his subject, Nana Komfo Kweku (V) asked for equal collaboration and togetherness to move Konfueku community to foster development.

The natives of Konfueku expressed their joy of finally having a new chief to help bolster development in the community. The new chieef was paraded and escorted by 30 fully armed police personnel through the principal street of the Konfueku community.

Nana Komfo Kweku V and his Elders

A new Konfueku Council of Elders who will assist Nana Komfo Kweku (V) are Ebusuapanyin S. K. Oven, Opanyin Kojo Ansah, Paul Kumah, Kofi Kabrah, Joseph Abakah (Amemado), John Assabil and Isaac Dentu.

Also making the Council of Elders are Egya Kojo Nkramo (Oman Panyin), Opanyin Kojo Bedu (Kyeame Panyin), Ekow Naako (Kyeame), Nana Ben (Kyeame) and Kyeame Awortwe.

New Council of Elders for Shama Konfueku

Nana Brafo Dadzie II briefing the people on the history of the disputes

By: Benjamin Bray – Spice fm

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