Agbozume (VR): Canadian university lecturer outdoored as chief of Some Traditional Area

By Lorlornyofm July 19, 2022 06:16

Agbozume (VR): Canadian university lecturer outdoored as chief of Some Traditional Area

The chiefs and people of Some Traditional Area in the Ketu
South Municipality have outdoored newly installed Torgbui Gbadago VI, Awadada (warlord)
and leader of Domefiawo of Some.
He was earlier selected, confined and taken through the rites of passage in accordance with
the chieftaincy customs and traditions, and in serenity and dignity to succeed his predecessor,
Torgbui Gbadago V who passed on, aged over 100.
The outdooring at Agbozume, the traditional capital of Some, had in attendance chiefs and
queens from the three wings of the Traditional Area and elsewhere, people from religious
groups, politics and academia.
Torgbui Gbadago in his speech said his reign would see him run an open-door policy and
provide servant-leadership to earn the support of sons and daughters of Some to be able to

He called on all to shun petty quarrels but cultivate and demonstrate togetherness and adopt
“we can do it spirit in a collaborative and partnership manner with all our stakeholders” to meet
the amount of work that needed to be done to improve the socio-economic state of the
traditional area.
“Some is for all of us. No one person has financial and non-financial resources to undertake
and execute various development projects. I believe that we all need to pool our resources
together as a people first, and then and only then do we approach others for assistance.
Others will help if they see efforts being made by the Someawo themselves.”
Togbi Addo VIII, Paramount Chief of Klikor who had Mr Abraham Domi represent him as
Chairman for the event urged Torgbui Gbadago to endeavour to be an epitome of peace and
not war for the progress of Some.
“Awadada translates as ‘mother of war’ and as there are no more wars but quests for socioeconomic developments, you must be seen as ‘mother of peace’ for development to strive in
Some because no community develops where there are conflicts and misunderstandings.”
Torgbui Adamah III, the Paramount Chief of Some in a message given on his behalf by Torgbui
Atiane bemoaned the chieftaincy disputes that derailed the forward march of Some.
He called on the people to leave the past behind and not see themselves as enemies of Some
but join hands for the development of the area.
Prof John Bright Kobla Aheto, a special guest, called for respect for the chieftaincy institution
which had played key roles in the past and still relevant as traditional rulers in present times
could be seen as symbols of peace and unity of their people, trustees of community lands and
He said traditional chiefs also are providers of sound advice to the political class, trustworthy,
competent, effective, and efficient agents for societal goods and promulgators of local laws and
mediators in disputes.
The 74-year-old Torgbui Gbadago VI known in his private life as Mr William Kodjo Agamah and
who holds a Master of Arts in Economics from McGill University, Montreal is currently the
Sessional Instructor in Economics at Concordia University of Edmonton and MacEwan
University in Edmonton.

By Lorlornyofm July 19, 2022 06:16
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