Dome-Kwabenya installs new Igbo Sub-Chief HRH. Dr. Tony Ulasi Eze Okudaa-Ibube I
The Kingmaker of Dome-Kwabenya Nii Ofoli Mankralo has on Sunday November 28, 2021 installed Dr. Tony Ulasi as the Igbo Sub-Chief (Eze-Udo) for the area. He is known and called His Royal Highness Dr. Tony Ulasi Eze Okudaa-Ibube I of Dome-Kwabenya upon coronation to steer the affairs whilst fostering the development agenda of the area.
HRH. Dr. Tony Ulasi Eze Okudaa-Ibube I, the newly installed Igbo Sub-Chief/Eze-Udo of Dome-Kwabenya
Speaking at the coronation ceremony held at Koans Estate off Pokuase-Kwabenya Road , ACP Junction on Sunday 28November 2021 in GA West Municipality of Greater Accra-Ghana, the new Dome-Kwabenya Igbo Sub-Chief/Eze-Udo, HRH. Dr. Tony Ulasi Eze Okudaa-Ibube I promised to sanitise Dome-Kwabenya area by collaborating with the Ghana Police Service, chiefs and opinion leaders to ensure peace, security, unity whilst advising his fellow Nigerians to comply with the laws of Ghana.
The Igbo Community in Ghana under the paramountcy of King of Igbo-Ghana His Royal Highness Eze Dr. Chukwudi Jude Ihenetu, crownned the Sub-Chief in Dome-Kwabenya under the traditional area led by Nii Ofoli Mankralo of Dome-Kwabenya.
The coronation ceremony took place at the residence of the newly installed Igbo Sub-Chief, Eze-Udo Dr. Tony Ulasi who is known and called Okudaa-Ibube I of Dome-Kwabenya within Koans Estate off Pokuase to Kwabena Road, ACP Estate Junction, Accra-Ghana.
The coronation ceremony commencd on Sunday 12 noon of November 28, 2021.
Speaking to African Editors on Sunday 28 November 2021 in Accra during the coronation ceremony, Igbo-Ghana King His Royal Highness Eze Dr. Chukwudi Jude Ihenetu said “We as foreigners can’t install a Chief in the land of Ghana without the approval of the owners of the land. Gbese Mantse Nii Ayi Bonte II has given his approval for the installation. We’re very glad that the Gbese Mantse and Nii Ofoli Mankralo of Dome-Kwabenya have given approval for the installation of the new Eze Dr. Tony Ulasi”.
Igbo-Ghana King His Royal Majesty Eze Dr. Chukwudi Jude Ihenetu noted that “We’re promising the Government of Ghana and the indigenous people of Ghana, that we will be law-abiding, that we must respect the laws of Ghana, and through the installation of various chiefs, we’re reaching out to our people to obey the Constitution of Ghana, whilst strengthening the relationship between the two countries in the area of culture and tradition”.
“We thank all for showing up and celebrating the Igbo culture with us together. It will help the development agenda and collective security, collaboration with the police to foster peaceful atmosphere, champion insfratructure and others of the Dome-Kwabenya area.
According to Igbo-Ghana King His Royal Majesty Eze Dr. Chukwudi Jude Ihenetu, “Today is a special day where Igbos living in Ghana assemble in unity to coronate one of our illustrious sons, we’re coronating him to be the King of Igbo Community in Dome-Kwabenya and I the Paramount King of
Igbo-Ghana His Royal Majesty Eze Dr. Chukwudi Jude Ihenetu is in position to give they authority to represent me in Dome-Kwabenya”.
His Royal Majesty Eze Dr. Chukwudi Jude Ihenetu noted “It’s important to anchor the point that ” The owners of the land Gbese Mantse Nii Ayi Bonte has given us approval and authority, the Nii Ofoli Mankralo of Dome-Kwabenya, the Kingmaker is here for his approval and he has also given traditional authority to him. We’re very grateful to the people of Ghana, Dome-Kwabenya and the Gbese Mantse, and we’re so much happy, Igbos have gathered here today to celebrate our culture and to give solidarity to His Royal Highness Eze Tony Ulasi Okudaa-Ibube I of Dome-Kwabenya in Ghana, thank you so much. I pray that each and everyone here in Ghana will be submissive to the authority of Ghana, our host nation”.
Nii Ofoli Mankralo of Dome-Kwabenya (left) during the coronation ceremony.
Speaking during the coronation ceremony, Nii Ofoli Mankralo of Dome-Kwabenya told African Editors that “the traditional ceremony begins with ushering-in of visitors, dignitaries, guests, the Mankralo and his retinue, followed by pouring of libation by the Stool Father, Seitse of Dome-Kwabenya Traditional Authority”.
After that, the Stool Father handed over Dr. Tony Ulasi to Nii Ofoli Mankralo of Dome-Kwabenya.
Nii Ofoli Mankralo of Dome-Kwabenya interviewed Dr. Tony Ulasi to spell out his (Ulasi) agenda for the community and Ghana as a whole.
Dr. Tony Ulasi, new Eze was given the opportunity to outline his vision and how he intends to collaborate with the chiefs and elders in the land to foster development, fight crime and strengthen relationship between Ghanaians and Nigerians.
Speaking to African Editors after breaking of kolanut, the newly installed Igbo Sub-Chief of Dome-Kwabenya, His Royal Highness Eze Dr. Tony Ulasi Okudaa-Ibube I, Eze Udo Dome-Kwabenya revealed “My plan the area is to sanitise the entire area because it is clear that once in a while, you see some crimes coming up and majority of them are being referred to as being committed by my Brothers fellow Nigerians. I have specifically chosen or agreed to be on this seat to prove to all entire Ghanaians that all Nigerians are not criminals”.
“I’m here to work with the police, Nii Ofoli Mankralo of Dome-Kwabenya and anybody who need my assistance to sanitise the area in general to ensure security in the community so that we create any face for Nigerians in this neighborhood”, His Royal Highness Eze Dr. Tony Ulasi Okudaa-Ibube I, Eze Udo Dome-Kwabenya noted.
“My people within my jurisdiction, I’ve already called them in a meeting, and after this day, I will swing into action by trying my best to advise them on the best way of life. Ghanaians and Nigerians are one so when we build a solid foundation, understanding and unity, coexistence, we will have a lot to do together in our relationships”, Okudaa-Ibube I of Dome-Kwabenya promised.
After that, traditional rites and activities as integral parts of the coronation proceeded in accordance with the laid down practices and tradition characterised by cultural displays of the Nigerian origin and Ghanaian cultures, musical interlude amidst royal dancing by the the retinue in procession who clad in regalia.
Nii Ofoli Mankralo of Dome-Kwabenya told African Editors that “I’m accepting him as Igbo Sub-Chief, Eze-Udo, Okuadaa-Ibube I for Dome-Kwabenya to assist the elders, police to fight crime and ensure sustainable peace, tranquility and security in the land devoid of rancor and acrimony”.
Nii Ofoli Mankralo of Dome-Kwabenya noted that “This is a very important occasion which concerns two countries- Ghana and Nigerian as far as ECOWAS is concerned, we have the rights to movements with the sub-region to enter each other. We have most of their people here in Ghana living with us in our community. Therefore, it’s very important to recognise their leader so that in case of issue, we will know who to connect to resolve them for peaceful coexistence because they have large population in Dome-Kwabenya”.
For Nii Ofoli Mankralo of Dome-Kwabenya, “My expectation is that he will collaborate with Ghana Police to bring decency in our community. I want him to make sure that there is peace and unity among Ghanaians and Igbos in Dome-Kwabenya”.
“HRM. Dr. Tony Ulasi Eze Okudaa-Ibube I of Dome-Kwabenya is a Businessman and I would like him to assist in the employment of some of our youths. When they have jobs and earning salaries, they’ll not think of crimes”, Nii Ofoli Mankralo of Dome-Kwabenya told African Editors.
Ezedigbo Ghana HRM Eze Dr. Chukwudi Jude Ihenetu in hand-shake with Nii Ofoli Mankralo of Dome-Kwabenya during coronation ceremony on November 28, 2021.
The Royal Fathers of the Day are His Royal Majesty Eze Dr. Chukwudi Jude Ihenetu (Eze Ohazerumee I) Eze Ndi Igbo-Ghana, Gbese Mantse Nii Ayi Bonte II, Pokuase Traditional Authority, King of Dodowa Land, His Royal Majesty Okukurubuor Nene Teye Akwasi Agyemang V.
Guest of Honours gracing the ceremony include all Eze-Udo’s, all the Eze-Udo’s Elect, the Kingmakers, the Indi Ichies and the Chieftaincy Committee.