The first lady Her Excellency Lordina Mahama has over the weekend been enstooled as ‘Sompahemaa’ meaning the queen of good service with the stool name Nana Akosua Frema Ampoma Sika by the chiefs and elders of Nkoranza traditional area.
The occasion was witnessed by the Nkoranza paramount chief Okatakyie Nana Agyeman Kodom, the paramount chief of Techiman Oseadeeyo Akumfi Ameyaw, a member of the council of state Mrs Cecilia Johnson, BA regional Minister Hon. Eric Opoku, NDC General Secretary Asiedu Nketia, among other dignitaries.
Addressing a durbar, the Okyeame of Nkoranza Baffoe Sarkodie said, the decision to honour the first lady was in recognition of the numerous development projects she has brought to the people of Nkoranza and surrounding communities.
Okyeame Sarkodie enumerated some of the development projects, notable among them were electricity, roads, provision of fire station, schools and health facilities as well as potable water.
He noted that the enstoolment was to also show appreciation to President Mahama and the NDC government for the development projects they executed in the area.
The Omanhene of Nkoranza, Okatakyie Agyeman Kodom who enstooled the first lady indicated that Mrs Mahama has demonstrated over the years, true spirit of a mother of Nkoranza and the nation at large.
Okatakyie agyeman Kodom presented her with a stool, white handkerchiefs, a pair of sandals and clothes to befit her new status as ‘Sompahemaa’ as custom demands.
On his part, the Omanhene of Techiman traditional area, Oseadeeyo Akumfi Ameyaw, commended the first lady for the commitment she has exhibited towards the development of Bono-Ahafo where she hails from and urged her to continue with her good work by lobbying for more development for the region.
Mrs Mahama in a speech, expressed her gratitude to Okatakyie Agyeman Kodom, Nananom and Nkoranzaman Hemaa Yaa Dudaa Kani as well as the people of Nkoranza for the great honour done her.
She promised to continue to play her role towards the development of the area, Bono-Ahafo and the nation as a whole. Mrs Mahama also pledged to work diligently as a queen.