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Akpinifia Okpekpewuokpe Dagadu IX Pays Courtesy Call on German Ambassador to Reinstitute Akpini Royal Regalia

Akpinifia Okpekpewuokpe Dagadu IX Pays Courtesy Call on German Ambassador to Reinstitute Akpini Royal Regalia

Akpini is a big name that travelled over the globe and it’s believed to be a great state on its own with their beautiful and adorable colours depicting greatness in their flag. The Kpando’s citizens are known by their trade name as the Akpini’s. You can trace their historic festival to “Danyiba kaka”Akpinifiaga Okpekpewuokpe Dagadu IX was outdoored as the Paramount Chief of the Akpini State on March 6th, 2022.

The Paramount Chief of the Akpini Traditional Area Togbuiga Okpekpewuokpe Dagadu IX accompanied by delegates from the Akpini Traditional Area paid a courtesy call on the German Ambassador to Ghana, His Excellency Daniel Krull at the German Embassy in Accra on Wednesday 17th May, 2022. The visit was to reignite the old relationship that both enjoyed way back in the 1880’s.

The Germans had great relationship with the Akpinis’ in the past and to replicate same healthy relationship in the present day, it has become necessary for the people of the Akpini State to take this step which will go a  long way to boost socio-economic activities for both parties.

 

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The Chief used the occasion to enquire on a letter earlier submitted by his forebear to reinstitute Akpini Royal Regalia in Germany Museum. A request was made in a letter by then Togbui Dagadu VIII to the former German Ambassador John Rudiger on the 12th of October, 2015. The enquiry seeks to find out the status of the request. He stated that it is now his core mandate to reunite the stool properties so as to promote peace and solidarity in the Akpini State as the occupant and leader of the people. H. E. Krull was tasked to assist in the process of returning every historic and cultural belongings in the Germany back to its people to ensure restorative justice.

The write-up on social media further stated that an appeal has been made by the Akpinifiaga for a befitting Akpini Historical Museum and Cultural Centre  in Kpando should be established to house the returned stool and its properties and also serve as a rallying ground for the cultural renaissance of Akpini culture, history and cordial relations with its neighbours home and away.

Kpando is blessed with amazing and beautiful landscapes. They have both high lands and lowlands and have one of best rain patterns in Ghana which make the town a fertile ground for agriculture products. They are also blessed with the Volta lake which can provide nice lake tourism. In line with this the Paramount Chief Akpinifiaga Okpekpewuokpe Dagadu IX called on German investors to seize the opportunity and invest in agro-processing, fishing industry, lake tourism, vocational/technical education and sporting activities in Kpando. You can relate the great Kpando Heart of Lions that shocked Ghana sports when they appeared in the Ghana Premier League to win trophies and humbled the big teams.

An assurance was given by H. E. Daniel Krull to work on the request and also visit Kpando to familiarize himself. He promised to support development in the Akpini Traditional Area to his best of abilities.

It is no doubt that the Akpini State is back and we wish them all the best.

Long Live Akpini!!!

Long Live Kpando!!!

 

Credit to the Personal Secretary to the Chief,

Andrews Ablenyi Buachi

 

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Casper Asense

Casper Asense works at Ghana Education Service as an ICT teacher. He graduated with a First Class Honor at University of Education, Winneba - Kumasi Campus now AAMUSTED. He is also a Certified Cisco Networking Engineer and passionate about students learning.

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