The Asere Divisional Council of the Ga Traditional Council has installed Alhaji Massud Kouanda as the Asere Muslim Chief.
Alhaji Kouanda also known as Naaba Belemwende has therefore been given the stool name Nii Ayi Moshe I.
At a colourful but short ceremony at the Asere Palace on Thursday, June 25, this year, Nii Ayi Moshe I was taken through all the prescribed rituals in installing a chief in the Asere Divisional Council by the Chief of Asere, Nii Asere Boi VII and his elders and other chiefs in the area.
With the playing of traditional drums and the firing of musketry, Nii Ayi Moshe I, dressed in a beautiful white Muslim attire, danced his way to the inner court of the palace where the chiefs in the area together with some selected guests had gathered.
Hajia Namawu Massud Kouanda (right), wife of Alhaji Massud Kouanda and Magajiya Madina Seidu
The event was well attended by some Muslim clerics of the Muslim community in Sowutuom.
In a brief remarks after his installation, Nii Ayi Moshe I, expressed his gratitude to the chiefs and elders of the Asere area for selecting him as the Muslim chief in the area.
He pledged that he would work with the other chiefs in the area to ensure that the area gets the needed development.
He pledged of his readiness to work with chiefs in the area, saying “thank you so much for this honour.”
For his part, the Chief of Asere Nii Asere Boi VII, called on all to give the newly installed chief the needed support to enable perform his duties.
He expressed the hope that Nii Ayi Moshe I would collaborate and corporate with other chiefs in the area to bring the needed development to the people.
Alhaji Massud Kouanda has lived in Sowutoum Auntie Aku for over 30 years where he had also been installed the Ga Moshe Chief of Auntie Aku by the chiefs in the area with the stool name, Nii Adotey I.
The Moshe Community in Sowutuom has also installed him as the Moshe chief with the title, Naaba Belemwende.
Nii Ayi Moshe I, a businessman, is married to two wives— Heidi kouanda and Hajia Namawu Massud Kouanda with whom he had eight children.
Source: General News