The Somé Traditional Council has inducted some 13 newly gazetted Chiefs and Queen Mothers into the Council.
The ceremony which came off on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at Agbozume the traditional capital of Somé in the Ketu South Municipality of the Volta region, saw nine Chiefs and four Queen mothers including, Torgbigah Adamah lll, the Paramount Chief (Makorsor) and President of Somé Traditional Council, Torgbi Axorlu ll, Torgbi Kebi- Dosu, Vll, Torgbi Sabah V of Nogokpo, Torgbi Hoda – Alagba lV, Torgbi Nyonyo lll, Torgbi Atikpala, Torgbi Geli lll, Mama Ezu ll, Mama Nyahali ll, Mama Gbey ll and Mama Avortsiatsu sworn in by His Lordship Idrissu Issa, the Agbozume Magistrate Court Judge, after taking the oath of membership and secrecy.
They were later presented with gazette certificates.
In a brief remark, Torgbigah Adamah lll, congratulated the newly gazetted Chiefs and Queen mothers and urged them to help promote the development agenda , peace and security, traditions and customs of Somé Traditional Area.
He urged them to help champion peaceful coexistence among the people of Somé, further charging them not to reduce themselves to “funeral Chiefs” but rather to be development oriented Chiefs who will be accountable to their subjects at all times by bringing development to their door steps.
The Somé Paramount Chief who is also a member of the Volta Regional House of Chiefs, indicated that, the newly gazetted Chiefs and Queen mothers will be tasked in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Traditional Council to play vital roles in decision making processes in order to bring progress to the Traditional Council.
He also cautioned the Chiefs to avoid engaging in the settlement of criminal cases but to allow the Police and law courts to handle them.
His Lordship, Idrissu Issah advised the Chiefs and Queen mothers to respect the laws of Ghana and also to desist from interfering with due processes of the law when it comes to cases involving themselves or their families.
Earlier last year, 10 Chiefs and Queen mothers were gazetted and sworn in, bringing the total number of Chiefs and Queen mothers making up the Somé Traditional Council to 23.
They include, Torgbi Zotorglo Agbo IV, Torgbi Atsu Awuaba V, Torgbi Atiane IV, Torgbi Sewor Aklinka Futukpor lV, Torgbi Ekey ll, Torgbi Atiane lV, Torgbi Gbenyo Vll of Adina, Torgbi Atsu Gledzah ll, Torgbi Agbotsizewu ll of Agortorme, Torgbi Akpe and Mama Anya ll.
The colourful ceremony was witnessed by representatives from the Volta Regional House of Chiefs, Klikor and Aflao Traditional Councils, Stakeholders and scores of Citizens of Somé.