People from all social classes converged at the Yiadom Hwediem Palace in Koforidua, to pay homage to Nana Kwaku Boateng III, the newly enstooled Omanhene of New Juaben in the Eastern Region.
Known in private life as odehyee John Kwadwo Yeboah, the 51-year-old businessperson succeeded his uncle Daasebre Oti Boateng who reigned for 29 years until his demise last year and thus becomes the 10th to ascend the Yiadom Hwediem stool as Omanhene.
He was sworn as the Omanhene with the stool name Nana Kwaku Boateng III, by Nana Otuo Siriboe, Omanhene of Asante-Juaben and younger brother of the late Daasebre Oti Boateng in line with the Asante traditions and customs at the forecourt of the Yiadom Hwedie palace.
Tradition was at its best when the chief and his subjects, paid homage to the new Omanhene amidst dancing to the fontomfrom drums, whiles he sat in state flanked by his uncle, Nana Otuo Siriboe.
Representatives of the Christian clergy and the Islamic council and heads of public and private institutions operating within the authority were also there to show their support.
Earlier, Nana Otuo Siriboe, admonished the Omanhene to serve in humility and sincerity to further lift the image of the area adding “your conduct shall determine the image of the revered stool you occupy to the world”.
He reminded him that with modernization, the primary focus of the chieftaincy institution to lead their people during war was no more “therefore the war ahead of is to bring development to your people and improve their wellbeing through wise decisions”