Mr. Ibrahim Otoo Amoah, Nii Otsaami Gamu Gbawe-Gonsee of the Ga- Dangme Muslim Council (Gbawe Traditional Council), has advised Ghanaian youths to deploy their energy and creativity towards the development of the country rather than hooliganism.
According to him, no meaningful development can be achieved in an atmosphere of insecurity, hence, the need to embrace peace at all times.
Nii Otsaami Gamu told the media in an interview after eleven Muslim Chiefs and Queen Mothers and ten Traditional leaders were inducted into the Gbawe Traditional Council in Accra.
The induction which took place at the Gbawe Chief’s Palace, sought to foster peaceful coexistence and unity between Muslims and the Traditionalists in the community.
He urged the youth to embrace dialogue in resolving their grievances for prosperity of the area.
Nii Otsaami Gamu, emphasized the need to get youths empowered, saying that it was necessary for the nation’s continuous growth.
According to him, “I challenge traditional leaders across the country to be dedicated to developing youths in their communities.”
Mr. Adam Nii Kwatei Quartey, the Principal Elder of the Gbawe Kwatey Family (Djaase), speaking on behalf of Naa Koshie Lamtey, Naa Sen of the Gbawe traditional area at the Ceremony, said the investiture of the Muslim Chiefs and Queen Mothers and the traditional leaders would not only bring peace and unity in the community but it would also help in enhancing the socio-economic development of the area.
He hoped that the Muslim Chiefs and Queens would help resolve some the challenges local muslims were facing.
Mr Quartey advised the newly inducted Chiefs and Queens to live an exemplary life and become role models for the younger generation.
He urged them to be humble, firm, courageous and fair to everybody as they dealt with the people within the community.
The Traditional Rulers that were inducted were: Gbawe Gonsee Sen tse, Gbawe Gonsee Senye, Gbawe Gonsee Manye, Gbawe Gonsee Manye Otsaame, Gbawe Gonsee Shipi.
The Gbawe Gonsee Asafoiatse, Gbawe Gonsee Asafoiatse Otsaame, Gbawe Gonsee Asafoianye, Gbawe Gonsee Otsaame, Gbawe Gonsee Noryaa Manye were also part of the traditional rullers.
The Gbawe Muslim Chiefs and Queen Mothers included Mr Abdul Rashid Kwatelai Quartey as Nii Gamu Gbawe, Nii Abe Abbey as Nii Otsaami Gamu Gbawe, Mr Luqman Kwakwei Quartey as Nii Gamufio Gbawe, Khadija Kwakor Quartey as Naa Gamu Gbawe, Hajia Mariam Mohammed Sissy as Gbawe Gamu Noryaa Manye.
The rest are:Alhaji Benjamin O. Lamptey was inducted as Nii Gamu Gbawe-Gonsee, Mr Ibrahim Otoo Amoah as Nii Otsaami Gamu Gbawe-Gonsee, Madam Rukayatu Adoley Allotey as Naa Gamu Gbawe-Gonsee, Mr Stephen Quartey as Gamu Asafoatse Gbawe-Gonsee, Ahmed Ashirifie Coffie as Nii Gamu Gbawe New town and Mr Issah Tetteh Quaye as Nii Otsaami Gamu Gbawe-Newtown.