Nana Okofo Ohene Ampofo I and his Spokesman/Aide De Camp, Stephen Quainoo
Nana Okofo Ohene Ampofo I and his Spokesman/Aide De Camp, Stephen Quainoo

Nana Okofo Ohene Ampofo I has been declared by all the Royal houses concerned as the Legitimate Apagyahene of the King Kusae Edu I family.

The Royal Gates have in a press statement set the records straight regarding who the General Public should be dealing with in the capacity as the King Kusae Edu I (Apagyaihene) Nana Okofo Ohampofo I.

Below is the full statement and other related historical documents:

PRESS RELEASE

To All Media House /Regional, National House Of Chiefs, Security Agencies, And The General Public

The general public is hereby notified that The King Kusae Edu (Gomoa Hene) family of the royal Asona section of Gomoa State Kingdom as part of its measures to rectify all impasses pertaining to the state of Gomoa State Kingdom have with all kingmakers, elders, and leaders of the Five Gates namely;

Kweku Abakah Mensah (Nana Esi Ahemfoa Gate);

Nana Kow Yartel (Nana Esi Kum);

Nana Kobina Omoano (Nana Obuafi);

Nana Kofi Essel (Nana Guraba);

Nana Kojo Kuma (Nana Ekuroku Mumford);

Abusuapayin, Obaapanyin Efua Esurogyan;

Abusua Baatan Abass Assopiah;

Nana Kobina Benyi (Head of all Elders)

and Nana Kwesi Assan (Head of Kingmakers);

Appointed, elected, and installed Nana Okofo Ohene Ampofo I, the Obabeyin of Twedan Royal Stool as the Apagyahene of the King Kusae Edu I family.

The royal family has mandated him to provide technical, operational and financial capacity to take necessary, effective, and lawful action to restore the stool to its historical role and status in the Gomoa State Kingdom with the Royal United Kingdom.

The General public is by this notice advised accordingly to only deal with Nana Okofo Ohene Ampofo I on behalf of the Gomoa State Kingdom and none other.

Any other engagements outside of these confines is at their own peril and will attract legal action.

Nana Okofo Ohene Ampofo I
Nana Okofo Ohene Ampofo I

BRIEF HISTORY OF GOMOA STATE, KING KUSAE EDU ASONA ROYAL STOOL, COMMISSION OF INQUIRY REPORT

AND MANDATE TO KING KUSAE EDU I (APAGYAIHENE) (NANA OKOFO OHAMPOFO I)

King Kusae Edu Asona Royal Stool  { GOMOAHENE} of Gomoa Ogwan has been inactive or dormant for a period of time which has left questionable marks on its existence and legitimacy.

Kusae Edu, a warrior and headman fought the Sasabro war to liberate Gomoa land and the people of Gomoa from 1530 to 1570.

When Kusae Edu returned from the war the Gomoa State Sword (Akomfona Takyiwaa) and Stool were customarily created, (black stool) for Gomoa State Kingdom (Akunwa kese) and handed it to him to rule over the Gomuafos and the Gomoa Land through all his descendants in perpetuity.

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Kusae Edu thereupon ascended the Stool as Gomoa Hene with prior approval of all Gomoa, Obir, Adam, Openisir, Antsisadzi, Gomoa Manmu, Andamba, Antsiadzi, Asin, Aso Boaku, Kyireh Asanmba, Adwunanku, and Asin Endowu people.

THE WAR CAPTAINS THAT SUPPORTED THE WAR COMMANDER (KUSAE EDU) TO DEFEAT THE AGONA HENE NYARKU EKU WERE:

1. Pantsir

2. Kofi Ketu

3. Andam

4. Assan

5. Kojo Arku

6. Tekyi.

THE GOMOA HENE (KUSAE EDU) APPOINTMENTED STOOLS ESTABLISHMENT AND SETTLEMNET AREAS

MAIN WAR LEADERS AND SETTLEMENT

1. Pantsir & Kofi Ketu settled at Pantsir Dabon. The Adonten Division-Town-Antseadze.

2. Andam at Ohua -Nifa Division.

3. Assan at Assin – Gyaase Division -Gomoa Assin Mampong.

4.Kojo Arku at Edwumako -Tufuhen, Town-Gomoa Edwumako.

5. Tekyi at Atekyi(Akropong)- Benkum Division.

6. famous Herbalist. Bondam- settled at Kyiren- Osahen.

7. Oguan Arku founded Gomoa Wassa.

8. Twafo Division Abor Awusi Gomoa Fetteh

PARAMOUNT SEAT GIVEN BY GOMOA HENE

  1.  Awutu Breku
  2. Senya Breku
  3. Winneba
  4. Agona Nsaba
  5. Ajumako

Towns and villages King Kusae Edu created was 251 and some are Gomoa Abotsia, Gomoa Wasa, Gomoa Dominase, Gomoa Potsin,  Gomoa Oguan etc.

THE GOMOA STATE ARMY FOR SASABRO WAR

The Gomoa State Army for Sasabro war was constituted as follows:

  1. Opentsir, Nkyidom (Rear Guard)
  2. Asanmba Edwumaku, Dontsidan or Adontsimdon (Centre or man body)

King Kusae Edu I was gazette in 1619 as Gomoa Hene for Gomoa State.

From the rule of King Kusae Edu I to the rule of King Kusae Edu XV (Kweku Tsim) was 335 years. They ruled Gomoa State from 1619 to 1972.

Thereafter there was a dispute between the then Government and the Gomoa State which necessitated the setting up of a Commission of Inquiry into the unrest between Kwa Ahunaku Stool and King Kusae Edu Stool.

After the Commission of inquiry report in 1922 a solution was found to the protracted dispute between the Kaw Ahunaku Stool and King Kusae Edu Stool.

The Crowther report on Gomoa State on 5th October, 1922 under the commission of enquiry ordinance differentiates the two stools Kwa Ahunaku Stool and King Kusae Edu I Stool.

THE COMMISSION OF INQUIRY

Gomoa Assin State Affairs

It is notified for general information

  1. That the Committee of Enquiry appointed under section 8 of the State Councils (Colony and Southern Togoland) ordinance, 1952 to enquire into the matter of a constitutional nature in the Gomoa Assin State arising from a dispute certain chiefs and persons subject to them and Nana Kusae Edu XV, the Gomoa Hene, and specifically to enquire whether any grounds existed upon which Nana Kuase Edu XV could be destooled in accordance
  • With custom and whether in fact he had been destooled, in a report to the Governor dated 20th August, 1954 found.
  • That under native customary law the gravity, seriousness and sufficiency of the charges proved warrants the destoolment of Nana KusaeEdu XV as Omanhene;
  • That the meeting at Kubekur, Apam, on 28th March, 1952, was unconstitutional and that the body which met and declared Nana Kusae Edu XV, the Omanhene, destooled was not the customary body empowered so to do; and
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   GOMOA STATE KINGDOM

Refer to Report and the History of GOMOA STATE by Crowther Commission in 1922 from the Archives Department Accra.

  • That his Excellency the Governor confirmed the above findings on the 24th day of November, 1954.

THE PAST GOMOA HENE OF THE KING KUSAE EDU STOOL

GOMOA HENE (POSITION)                              NAMES OF GOMOA HENE

  1. Nana Kusae Edu I
  2. Nana Andu I
  3. Nana Kwadumanu
  4. Nana Dadzi Edu
  5. Nana Attah Panyin
  6. Nana Attah Kakra
  7. Nana Kwesi Dadzi
  8. Nana Kweku Attah
  9. Nana Andu II
  10. Nana Kojo Arku
  11. Nana Ogwan Arku
  12. Nana Kobina Otabil
  13. Nana Tandoh
  14. Nana Kojo Nkum
  15. Nana Kweku Tsim

From the rule of King Kusae Edu I to the rule of King Kusae Edu XV, Asona Royal Stool faced with a lot of dispute from the then government of the time.

King KUsae Edu XV (Kweku Tsim) ruled from 1936 to 1972 when he passed on. Due to protracted dispute and misunderstanding between Kwa Ahunako and King Kusae Edu Stool, King Kusae Edu XV is yet to be buried.

CURRENT DISPUTE

After the death of King Kusae Edu the XV in 1972 to date, Gomoa state have been on dispute due the death of Gomoa Hene, not buried, there are so main divisions, on the lands, chiefs, towns, villages, misunderstanding, lack of development, litigations,  mismanagement, losing all assert, lands boundaries, royalty’s chiefs disputes ect.

MANDATE TO NANA OKOFO OHENE AMPOFO I AND HIS ROYAL ORGANIZATION ROYAL UNITED KINGDOM (RUK)

Nana Okofo Ohene Ampofo I has been mandated by the King Kusae Edu -Asona Royal Stool of Gomoa Oguan, in the Central Region to:

AND WHEREAS:- The NANA OKOFO OHENE AMPOFO 1 together with team of experts ROYAL UNITED KINGDOM {RUK} have the technical, operational and the financial capacity to take necessary effective and lawful action to restore the Stool to its historical role and status in the Gomoa State region;

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AND WHEREAS:- The Stool has tasked  NANA OKOFO OHENE AMPOFO 1 and his ROYAL Organization {RUK}; and the NANA OKOFO and RUK has agreed, to help restore the Stool and to enable the Stool to govern its subjects and jurisdiction in accordance with the customs and traditions of the Asona Royal Stool;

  1. Protect and defend all assets of the Stool and Claim all assets due the stool.
  • Be the second in command and caretaker to the stool assets lands, nutural resources and etc.
  • Restore Asona Royal Stool to its former glory to enable it rule Gomoa Land and its subjects effectively.
  • Enforce that all settlers or settlements on Gomoa lands pay Homage to Asona Royal Stool.
  • Restructure Gomoa state management.
  • Restructure stool family lineage.
  • Appoint Chiefs and any person or persons needed to work with APAGYAHENE.
  • Interact with the GOVERNMENT and claim all Royalties unpaid for years.
  • Protect the King’s family and mediate in all family matters for amicable settlement.

Trust, Transparency and Good Faith

The cooperation between the parties will be based on professionalism, mutual trust, good faith, confidence, transparency, and information sharing.

Amendment

This Memorandum of Understanding will remain in effect until it is amended in writing on consent of both parties or until it is replaced by a formal agreement in accordance with the terms of this Memorandum. This Memorandum will lapse when a formal agreement is completed and signed by both parties.

Force Majeure

Neither party will be liable for any breach of its obligation under this MOU to the extent that it is prevented from performing them due to circumstances beyond his reasonable control.

Applicable Law

This MOU is subject to and construed in accordance with the laws of Ghana.

Dispute Resolution

The parties shall resolve any dispute which may arise relating to this MOU in good faith. If the dispute cannot be resolved through such negotiations the parties shall resolve the dispute through mediation or other alternative dispute resolution procedure. If the matter cannot be resolved by such a procedure, either party may refer the dispute to arbitration under the auspices of the Ghana Arbitration Centre.

IN PARTIES WHEREOF, the parties hereto hereunto set their respective. 

                                                                                                


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