The newly enstooled Omanhene of New Juaben traditional area known in private life as Odehyie John Kwadwo Yeboah Gyamfi, 51, was on Monday, June 27, 2022 sworn-in by Juabenhene Nana Otuo Siriboe II at the forecourt of Yiadom Hwedie Palace in Koforidua.
The new paramount chief was sworn-in with the stool name Nana Kwaku Boateng III to succeed the late Daasebre Prof. Emeritus Oti Boateng who passed on in 2021 and was buried in May this year together with his late Paramount Queen-mother Nana Yaa Daani II.
Nana Kwaku Boateng III was sworn-in after three weeks of traditional confinement to learn the Asante customs and traditions.
He becomes the 10th paramount chief to ascend the Yiadom Hwedie Stool.
Various divisional and sub-chiefs of the New Juaben Traditional Area took turns swearing oath of allegiance to the New Omanhene
Juabenhene Nana Otuo Siriboe II admonished the Nana Kwaku Boateng III to serve in humility and sincerity.
He charged him to bring development to New Juaben and wage war against poverty and unemployment to improve the living conditions of his subjects.
“Sincerity is paramount in all things. Kingship is a voluntary service. You should be sincere and loyal to the traditional area to avoid betrayal. It is a chief who makes a stool revered and huge and vis-versa. So your conduct and character on the stool will determine the size of the stool to the outside world.
“Courtesy begets courtesy. Use the stool to bring development. Now there is no war for you to wage. The war that faces you are the war of unemployment, poverty and hardship, and the outbreak of diseases. All these are challenges that you must confront to help your subjects have peace and improved living condition with job opportunities. A hungry man is an angry person” Daasebre Otuo Siriboe II counselled the new Omanahene.
The new Omanhene for New Juaben, Nana Kwaku Boateng III assured that he will spearhead development in unity and serve humanity with humility.