Okyenhene Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin is urging leaders to serve with humility and respect. According to Okyenhene, throughout history, no rich or great leader has ever been buried with their wealth.

“There is no rich man in the world who has been buried with his fleet of cars or houses. The memories they leave in the lives of others and their communities rather stay for life,” Osagyefuo noted.

Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin added that a great leader is one who leaves an indelible legacy for generations to come.

“There is power in humility, there is authority in humility. We don’t use power to enrich ourselves; we use power to serve diligently. The greatest currency is humility and service,” Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin emphasized.

Addressing a durbar of the Chiefs and people of the Benkum division of Akyem Abuakwa State, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin called on all traditional leaders within Okyeman to live by example and positively impact the lives of their subjects.

Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin acknowledged that the free Senior High School education introduced by the Akufu Addo government affords every Ghanaian child access to free secondary education. However, he underscores the importance of addressing the few challenges hindering the program’s success.

He advocates for enough classrooms, tables, chairs, beds, and other facilities that would make learning more convenient for school children. Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin called on the Government to motivate teachers and pay them well.

Okyenhene says teacher motivation and good remuneration are inextricably linked with quality education.

“The future of our children is dependent on quality education and skills development. Today, every Ghanaian child has the means to free SHS education. We must note that it’s not just about passing through the school. There must be quality education. If you provide all the amenities and you don’t pay the teacher well, it affects the children’s education,” Okyenhene stressed.


The Benkum Divisional durbar is the second out of five divisional royal durbars scheduled to be held in honor of Okyenhene’s 25th Anniversary celebration of his accession to the Ofori Panin stool under the theme: 25 Years of Sustainable Leadership and Service to Humanity.

Benkum is the second-largest division within the Akyem Abuakwa State structure. It has over 300 towns and villages. Within the Akyem Abuakwa state hierarchy, the Benkumhene, otherwise known as the Fanteakwahene, is the commander and chief of the left wing of the army, with his permanent residence at Begoro, the capital of the division.

The Benkum Division occupies a very large area of land. It was the bastion of the western division of the Akyem Abuakwa Army. In ancient times, the Western part of the Akyem Abuakwa state was more exposed to hostile states than any other division. The Benkum Division shares borders with Asante, Kwahu, Akwamu, Krobo, and parts of the Volta Region.

The Benkumhene dresses and wears a coronet the same as Nifahene. Both are equal in rank. In parades, the Benkumhene is the third after the Adontenhene. The Benkumhene belongs to the Royal Asona clan.

The principal chiefs in this division are the Odauhene of Osenase and Otwereso. They are equal in rank to the Benkumhene and share all things equally. However, the Benkumhene and Begorohene take precedence in all matters, both civil and military, and he is the acknowledged head of the division.

The rest are the chief of Apinaman, the chief of Osino, otherwise known as Mumuadu Sei, the chief of Suhum, Amanase, Sawirako, Apedwa, among others.



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