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THE National Director of the Town and Country Planning Department, Mr. Edward Karbo, has been installed the new paramount chief of the Lawra traditional area in the Upper West Region under the skin name Naa Puowelle Karbo III. He succeeds Naa Abeifa Karbo II who died in December 2004.
The installation ceremony which attracted one of the biggest crowds in recent times was performed by Mr. Zaakuu Dery of Yikpeng, Head of the King Makers and witnessed by all the eight divisional chiefs under the Lawra traditional area and their sub-chiefs.
Addressing the people after his installation, Naa Karbo III described his ascension to the throne as a choice of the people to lead them and called for their maximum co-operation and support to develop the area.
Naa Karbo promised to lead the people with dedication, humility and to the best of his ability.
He was full of praise to the Regent, Charles Terle Karbo, for holding the fort and ensuring peace which culminated in a successful installation process.
Naa Karbo also commended the youth of the area for exercising patience and restraint adding "you played a significant role in ensuring peace in the traditional area and I urge you to continue to maintain the peace and co-operation to enhance development.
He urged the people to embrace the National Health Insurance Scheme and pay their premium of ¢72,000 to enable them access quality health care.
Naa Karbo also asked the people to take advantage of the capitation grant and school feeding programme introduced by the government and send their children to school to develop their full potentials and contribute their quota to the national development effort.
The Upper West Regional Minister, Mr. Ambrose Dery congratulated the new chief and wished him well and urged him to operate an open door policy and lead the people with an open heart and not to lord it over them.
He said the attendance of all the eight divisional chiefs and their sub-chiefs showed the unity among traditional rulers in the area and urged them to give the paramount chief maximum support and co-operation in his development agenda.
Mr. Dery urged Naa Karbo to bring his rich experience acquired over the years during his private life to bear on his new role as paramount chief.
He said the government would co-operate and work with him to develop the Lawra traditional area and the district as a whole.
The ceremony was characterisd by the firing of musketry and melodious xylophone music and dancing.