The traditional leaders and people of Akyem Asuom in the Eastern Region have installed Minister of Communication Ursula Owusu-Ekuful as Nkosuohemaa – development queen.

She will bear the Obaapanyin Abena Bema Oforiwaa Gyankobaa.

Mrs Owusu-Ekuful’s instalment ceremony took place at the Palace of Asuomhene Osabarima Ofosuhene Apenteng II on Saturday, 29 September 2018.

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The honorary installation and title is normally bestowed on people who have shown commitment to the development of their area.

The minister’s deputy, George Andah, added some colour to the occasion with his musketry.

Akyem Oda, Mrs Owusu-Ekuful’s native home is a neighbour to Akyem Asuom.

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Akyem Asuom chief, Osabarima Ofosuhene Apenteng II, expressed optimism that the installation of the minister as Development Queen will help spur progress in the area, which, he said, is lacking in so many amenities and infrastructure.

In her inaugural speech as Nkosuohemaa, Obaapanyin Abena Bema Oforiwaa Gyankobaa said she was committed to ensuring that development is brought to the area and urged all natives of the area, both at home and abroad, to join forces to upgrade the community.

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She promised to facilitate the construction of a vocational institute in the area, an initiative of Akyem Asuom’s Queen-mother; and also fix the deplorable roads.