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Odeneho Kwafo Akoto III


Odeneho Kwafo Akoto III

Odeneho Akwafo Akoto III is the Akwamuhene and the Paramount Chief of the Akwamu State in Ghana. He succeeded his grand uncle, the late Odeneho Kwafo Akoto ll. Odeneho Kwafo Akoto III is seen as one of the most progressive traditional leaders in Ghana who has since his entoolment, worked to rejuvenate his kingdom and modernize the chieftaincy institution in the country.

Known in private life as Bernard Aboagye Owiredu, Odeneho Kwafo Akoto III was born in 1967 in Akosombo to Kingsley Aboagye Owiredu and Christiana Boamah Djan. Odeneho Kwafo Akoto III had his basic education at the Kwaku Boateng Experimental School in Koforidua and continued to the Anum Presbyterian Boys Boarding Continuation School. He also attended the Tema Secondary School for his Advance Level certificate after which he travelled to the United States to study for a Bachelor’s degree in Health Service Administration at the University of Central Florida. After his education, he returned to Ghana and worked as a Health Services Administrator at the Tema General Hospital. With an eye on personal development, Odeneho also possesses a Master of Business Administration in Project Management from the University of Ghana Business School.

Odeneho assumed the reins of the Akwamu stool in 2011 and as the Paramount Chief, he oversees more than 60 divisional and subchiefs. With his progressive disposition and foresight, Odeneho Kwafo Akoto III might just be the right leader to re-awaken the Akwamu spirit.

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