The Dome division of the Asogli Condition has ended a few many years of disagreement more than its alignment to the Asogli paramountcy.
The choice by Togbe Adzie Lakle Howusu XII, Dufia of Dome, in 1989 to go with the political interference that reverted the paramountcy to Ho-Bankoe, divided the neighborhood with a faction seeking Dome to keep its spot as warriors of the Asogli Condition, when the other sought the paramountcy.
The disagreement impacted swift socioeconomic enhancement of the Asogli State, especially, Dome.
Those people in opposition to Bankoe’s paramountcy exhibited open up riot in diverse approaches, which include, instituting a independent yearly Yam Pageant, whiles being away from all other improvement engagements of the Asogli State.
“The break up wreaked havoc on relations, family members, clans and pals. This impeded progress and improvement in Ho Dome for a very long time. The Dynamism and Glory of Ho Dome was dropped,” Togbe Howusu lamented at a durbar held to climax the unification course of action, preceded by a number of months of mediation.
He stated a number of attempts at unification have been carried out by teams and folks but with negligible good results until eventually number of a long time ago when the community, “on its individual accord” made the decision to resolve the deadlock, and jointly produced and undertook a memorandum of knowledge in July 2019.
Togbe Howusu, also the “Awafiaga” of Asogli State counseled members of the “seven-seven” group, drawn from both of those sides of the Dome divide, for investing “patience, time, energy and resources” in the quest for unity.
“It is my prayer that, this ought to be the last of these types of regrettable incidents in Ho Dome. And any individual or team of folks who would attempt to foment any difficulties once again in the foreseeable future shall be uncovered by the peace loving people in the neighborhood and also resist this sort of unfavorable tendencies in get not to send out Ho Dome back to the dark aged days,” he explained.
Togbe Afede XIV, Agbogbomefia of Asogli who was the exclusive guest of honour, called for assistance from the people for the advancement of the State.
“Togbe Howusu remains the Warrior Chief, and Afede continues to be Paramount Chief.
“We have been arranging for this day but we did not hope it to occur today. I am happy that when I get in touch with, chiefs would answer, and kids would also respond. I am wanting forward to a increased, united yam competition, unparalleled,” he stated.
Togbe Afede, also President of the Countrywide House of Chiefs, named on the persons of Dome to rally powering Togbe Howusu, and also appealed to the several Asogli divisions to do the job jointly in acquiring Ho.
“Peace encourages unity, and hence unity is stalled when people today perform versus peace. Growth and progress is what our little ones need, and the enhancement battle is what we should be united for,” he mentioned.
He condemned those people working in opposition to unity, praying that “they see the light-weight and find peace”, and further more requested all to recall sacrifices of chiefs, past and current who fought to cement the unity of Asogli State.
Togbe Afede also questioned for unity for the entire Volta Location for its enhancement.
“One voice can assist deal with various developmental challenges in the Location. There are loads of points we need to have, which could be gotten by way of unity,” he claimed.
Togbe Anikpi III, Dufia of Ho Heve who chaired the durbar, explained the unity really should assistance deliver on board the support of resourceful folks who had hitherto stayed absent from the development of Ho.
Mr Victor Eleblu, Chairman of the Arranging Committee, claimed central authority, which had been missing in Dome for many years would be restored, noting that the progress of the local community had been stalled as a final result of the division.
He said the youth disregarded authority and had gone berserk, turning the neighborhood into a haven for the lawless.
Mr Eleblu consequently referred to as on Togbe Howusu to exert a “strong arm of authority” in excess of the neighborhood.
“Law and buy would be the only detail to be authorized to consider seed among us. Dome is no more a ground for miscreants and evil doers,” he said.
The full of Dome keep on being the warriors of Asogli now, right after assuming the paramountcy position in the 19th century, when the then headman Agbenyoxe (chief of Ho Bankoe) ceded the placement to Ho Dome for foremost the Asogli Point out to victory against the invading Akwamus and the Ashantis.
The GNA was explained to that soon after possessing the paramountcy for years, the throne was realigned to Bankoe by means of political interference in 1958, amidst agitations foremost to the misunderstandings.
The unification was marked with celebrations, which span various months, all through which several rituals were done.
There have been also health and fitness walks, candle light vigils, and homecoming ceremonies for natives of Dome residing in the diasporas.
The durbar was attended by chiefs from all Asogli divisions, as well as from neighboring states and communities, and also leaders of a variety of religious organisation, who all shipped fraternal messages.
Reverend Johnson Avuletey, Deputy Volta Regional Minister, eulogised peace as a forerunner for accelerated progress and commended the folks for giving peace a chance.
Also present was Mr Benjamin Kpodo, Member of Parliament for Ho Central Constituency, and Mr Prosper Pi-Bansah, Ho Municipal Main Government.
A Unity Junior Higher University would be produced at Ho Dome to symbolise the unification, and acquired assistance from various men and women, which include Togbe Afede who donated an amount of GHC10,000.00 in the direction of the task.
Chiefs of Ho Bankoe also presented a ram, beverages and other products to the individuals of Dome for the celebration.