List of Paramount Rulers in Ghana

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.

List of Paramount Rulers in Ghana

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
7 NANA EFFAH-APENTENG BOMPATAHENE 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

Divisional Chiefs

Sub-divisional Chiefs

Adikrofo, and

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.

Royalty

This literally includes the monarchs, who ruled with sovereignty before colonization. They  can be divided into:

Emperor

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.

King

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.

Prince

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.

Nobility

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.