On May 3, 2020, a new Paramount Chief for the Akuapem Traditional Area was installed.
The new Paramount Chief, Oseadeeyo Kwasi Akufo II is known in private life as Odehye Kwadwo Kesse. He is now the ninth Chief to ascend the Okuapehene Stool.
Oseadeeyo Kwasi Akufo II was born on 24th February 1986 to Odehye Alex Antwi, a royal of the Agona clan in Akroso-Ntonaboma in the Eastern Region and Odehye Cynthia Agyemang, also a royal from the Sakyiabia family in Akropong Akuapem.
He had his basic education at the Services Basic Primary and Junior High School in Burma Camp in Accra. He later proceeded to the Presbyterian Senior High School, Presec-Legon.
After his senior high school education, he went on to pursue tertiary education at the Westchester Community College in Valhalla. He also enrolled at Mercy College in New York and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, with a specialization in Management.
He went on to pursue a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management at Mercy College.
He is the Managing Partner and Chief Consultant of Jupe Global Company Limited, a Business Consulting and Venture Capital firm.
Oseadeeyo Kwasi Akufo II is married to Linda Kesse Antwi who hails from Asante Bekwai in the Ashanti Region and works with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration.
The coronation of Oseadeeyo Kwasi Akufo II
At his coronation, he swore the oath of allegiance to all the five Divisional Chiefs in Okuapemman.
The five divisional chiefs also swore the oath of allegiance before Oseadeeyo Kwasi Akufo II, as part of the enstoolment process.
The divisional chiefs are the Krontihene, Osahene Ofei Kwasi Agyemang; Benkumhene, Osaberima Enyine Asiedu Okoo Ababio III; the acting Nifahene, Osaberima Opese Konandu II; the Adontenhene, Otobuo Gyan Kwesi and Gyasehene, Nana Osim Kwatia II.
The Old Boys’ Association of the Presbyterian Senior High School, Presec-Legon on May 18, 2020, congratulated Oseadeeyo Kwasi Akufo II for ascending the Okuapehene stool.
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