In a beautiful display of the pomp and pageantry of the Asante Culture, Asanteman Association of New York, last night, inaugurated the newly elected Asantefuohene and Asantefuohemaa in the Bronx, at a ceremony witnessed by the Elders as well as several chiefs from as far as Ohio and other parts of the United States and other community leaders.
Barima Attakora Amaniampong was sworn in by the elders, and the challenge thrown to him, was to do all he could to unify the Asanteman. Undoubtedly, he has a tall task ahead, and would need the support of all the community to make this happen, but everyone involved pledge to help achieve that goal.
The Asantefuohemaa Nana Ekua Sefah, in her acceptance speech, promised to work with the new Chief and ensure that Asanteman returns to its old glory.
Is this the end.of this whole saga, with a court case, an alleged letter from Manhyia to postpone the elections, as well as other issues that has continually plagued the organization? The answers remain to be seen, but last night, it seemed everyone was focused on the celebrations, as the new Chief was hoisted in the air by some.of his supporters, as he dances to a beautiful Adwoa sound.
Among the dignitaries that attended the swearing in of the new Chief were Nana Oduro Appianko, Denkyira Kyidomhene, Nana Asante Tweneboah, Adansi Fomena Apagyahene, Nana Atta Agyeman, Apagyahene Gyasehene, Nana Kofi Boateng, BogyareheneBogyarehene, Nana Sarpong Nyantakyi, Ex- Asantefuohene, Nana Anane Amponsah, Ex-Asantefuohene
Nana Abena Konadu, Ex-Asantefuohemaa, Nana Abena Ampofowaah, Ex-Asantefuohemaa, Nana Kwaa Fobi, Ex-Asantefuohemaa, Nana Bema Poku, Fomesua Nkosuohemaa Mother Love, Queen from the Ewe Community, and Hajia Amina Bunkasa, Queenmother of the Hausa Community in New York and her entourage.
Abrokyire Nsem will continue to monitor this story as it continues to unfold.