Life is hierarchical, God out of His supremacy created it that way. The list of paramount chiefs in Ghana that I am about to outline will reveal the unknown facts to you. The facts are that there are bound to be leaders, sub-leaders and followers to which those leaders are accountable.
Below are is the list of paramount chiefs in Ghana with their title and roles;
|No||NAME OF MEMBER||TITLE||ROLE|
|1||OGYEAHOHO YAW GYEBI II||SEFWI ANHWIASOHENE||MEMBER|
|2||NAA PUOWELE||LAWRA NAA||VICE PRESIDENT|
|3||DAASEBRE OSEI BONSU II||MAMPONGHENE||MEMBER|
|4||BARIMA OFFE OKOGYEASUO||KOKOFUHENE||MEMBER|
|5||NANA SUSUBRIBI KROEBA ASANTE||ASOKOREHENE||MEMBER|
|6||NANA FRIMPONG ANOKYE ABABIO||AGONAHEHE||MEMBER|
|8||PIMAMPIN YAW KAGBRESE V||YEJIHENE||MEMBER|
|9||NANA BOFO BENE IV||DWENEMHENE||MEMBER|
|10||AGYEWODIN (PROF)ADU GYAMFI AMPEM||ACHERENSUAHENE||MEMBER|
|11||OSAHENE KWAKU ATERKYL II||KUKUMHENE||MEMBER|
|12||NANA ANSAH ADU BAAH II||YAMFOHEHE||MEMBER|
|13||OBREMPONG NYANFUL KRAMPAH XI||GOMOA AJUMAKOHENE||MEMBER|
|14||OBREMPONG APPIAH NUAMAH II||TWIFOHENE||MEMBER|
|15||OKATAKYIE (DR)AMANFI VII||ASEBUHEN|
|16||EHUNABOBRIM PRAH AGYENSAIM||ASSIN OWIRENKYIHENE||MEMBER|
|17||OSAGYEFUO AMOATIA OFORI PANIN||OKYENHENE||MEMBER|
|18||NANA OSEI NYARKO III||BOSO- GUAHENE||MEMBER|
|19||NANA AKWASI AMOH KYERETWIE||ABIREMHENE||MEMBER|
|20||OKOTWASUO KANTAMANTO OWORAE AGYEKUM III||AKYEM BOSOMEHENE||MEMBER|
|21||NENE SAKITE||KONOR OF MANYA KROBO||MEMBER|
|22||NII OKWEI KINKA DOWUONA||OSU MANTSE||MEMBER|
|23||NII TETTEH OUT II||KPONE MANTSE||MEMBER|
|24||NENE ABRAM KABU AKUAKU III||ADA MATSE||MEMBER|
|25||NENE AADEGBON NGMOGMOWUYAA KWASI ANIMIE VI||OSUDOKU MATSE||MEMBER|
|26||WULUGU NABA PUGANSOA NAA PROF.JOHN S NABILA||WULUGU NABA||MEMBER|
|27||KUMBUN NA YIRI II||KUNBUM – NA||MEMBER|
|28||SAGNARI NA YAKUBU ABDULAI||SAGNARI NA||MEMBER|
|29||BULPEWURA JINAPOR II||BUIPEWURA||MEMBER|
|30||TULUWEWURA RASHID SULEMANA MAHAMA||TULUWEWURA||MEMBER|
|31||NABA OLANDO AYAMGA AWINI III||NAAGA – NABA||MEMBER|
|32||NABA SIGRI BEWONG||SEKOTI NABA||MEMBER|
|33||NABA ASIGRI ABUGRAGO AZOKA||BAWKU NABA||MEMBER|
|34||PE DITUNDINI ADIAU AYAGITAM||CHIANA PIO||MEMBER|
|35||NAB AZANTILOW AZAGSUK II||BUILSA||MEMBER|
|36||KUROO RICHARD BAMBINI KANTON VI||TUMU KUORO||MEMBER|
|37||NAA DIKOMWINE||DAFFIAMA NAA||MEMBER|
|38||NAA SOHIMININYE DANAH GORE II||DORIMN NAA||MEMBER|
|39||DAASEBRE KWEBU EWUSI VII||ABEADZEHEN||MEMBER|
|40||KUORO KURI BUKTIE LIMAN IV||GWOLLU KUORO||MEMBER|
|41||NANA SOGLO ALLOH IV||OTEKPLE OF LIKPE||MEMBER|
|42||TOGBE TEPRE HODO IV||FIAGA OF ANFOEGA||MEMBER|
|43||OSIE ADZA TEKPOR VII||OSIE OF AVATIME||MEMBER|
|44||TOGBEGA PATAMIA DZEKEY VII||FIAGA OF BATTOR||MEMBER|
|45||TOGBE AFEDE XIV||AGBOGBOMEFIA OF ASOGLI||MEMBER|
|46||AWULAE AMIHERE KPANYINU II||EASTERN NZEMAHENE||MEMBER|
|47||AWULAE ATTIBRUKUSU III||LOWER AXIMHENE||MEMBER|
|48||NANA KOBINA NKETSIA V||ESSIKADOHEN||MEMBER|
|49||AWULAE ANNOR ADJAYE III||WESTERN NZEMAHENE||MEMBER|
Who is a Paramount Chief in Ghana?
The chieftaincy institution in Ghana is charged with the responsibility to structure and regulate the activity and practices of local chieftains (or monarchs) in Ghanaian society.
Succinctly, a paramount chief in Ghana is a traditional leader, who is in charge of directing the affairs of people, which can range from a grouping of towns and villages to a sub-ethnic group. Furthermore, he is always the chief of the central capital of a traditional area and by his nobility is the chairman of the traditional council of his area.
History of the paramount chief system in Ghana
Apparently, the time has its way of changing phases and situations. During the pre-colonial realm, leadership was the mantle of executive, legislative and judicial powers. Since the colonial era, the system has been swapped to Ghanaian politics. Several governments – the colonial, civilian, and military – have attempted in various ways to drift off or influence the role of chiefs in political affairs.
However, the chiefs are divided by the act of leadership into 5 categories and in terms of their authority. These categories include;
Paramount Chiefs or Monarchs
Other minor Chiefs
These minor chiefs do not fall within any of the preceding categories as they are recognized by the Regional House of Chiefs.
Ultimately, this prominent hierarchy system divides chiefs between royalty and nobility, using the European scale of comparative equivalence.
This literally includes the monarchs, who ruled with sovereignty before colonization. They can be divided into:
This represents the leader of a whole ethnic group, though referred to only as a “king”, but acting as “king of kings”. It consists of a “Chief Paramount Chief” who has a lordship over all other chiefs of his ethnic group. One typical example is the Ashanti Kingdom of the Akan people, led by the chief of Kumasi. Another example is the Ewe Fiaga, chief of all Ewe and based in Notsie, in turn, located in the Republic of Togo.
This is a paramount chief who leads a particular traditional area, that ranges from a grouping of towns and villages to a sub-ethnic group. He is always the chief of the capital of a traditional area conferred with the power to oversee the affairs of the traditional council of his area. Furthermore, his presence is of utmost importance when a subordinate prince is installed.
This title is termed the ” division chief “who represents the base ruler of the system. Many factors are responsible for determining the likelihood to become the supreme chief (king or emperor). Such factors are; size, relevance, and his community’s antiquity.
The striking difference between the nobility and traditional royalty is the royalty’s thrones. Just as there is a disparity in royal titles and varies from ethnicity to ethnicity, so too are those of nobles, but based on the Western European standard of comparison we have; Duke/development chief, Head of clan and Lord.
Conclusively, the list of paramount chiefs in Ghana is an important historic part of Ghana. It represents the primacy titles from each region.
Paramount chieftaincy serves as a traditional system of local government and a significant pillar of governance in Ghana. However, the roles f paramount chiefs in Ghana include the following among others – Upholding their community safety and resolving disputes.