According to gistreel.com, Akubuisi Okonkwo ascended the throne after the last Ofala of his late father, His Royal Highness, Igwe Onyeachonam Okonkwo, the Olame 1 of Iyiora Anam.
It is reported that the young king’s father was also the youngest king at the time he ascended the throne and ruled throughout his life before passing away.
Having taken over the mantle from his late father, the youngest king is now the Olanme11 of Iyiora Anam and will rule the kingdom of Iyiora though out his lifetime, reports say.
As it is the tradition, Akubuisi Okonkwo will henceforth be addressed as His Royal Highness (Igwe) Olanme ii of Iyiora.
Following his crowning, the community of Iyiora Anam has congratulated him as they have already started addressing him as a king.
News about the young king has triggered reactions with some people wondering if he will be able to handle the responsibilities of his new position. Well, there will definitely be elders and members of his council who will groom him.
In completely different news, President Akufo-Addo has expressed confidence in the ability of Ghana’s Akpeteshi also known as Apio to compete with other beverages on the international market if packaged well.
Akpeteshi is a locally brewed Ghanaian gin, popularly called ‘apio’ which is widely consumed across the country. According to the president, although the gin has been a ‘local champion’ all this while, it could go international and become one of the high export commodities the nation can leverage in growing the economy.
“I doubt that anyone would, ordinarily, mention akpeteshie, the local gin, as a possible item on the world market. I cannot vouch for its taste or potency, since I gave up alcohol many years ago.
“But I can say that the Made in Ghana and beautifully packaged “Apio”, I have recently seen, can compete in the most sophisticated markets in the world,” President Akufo-Addo said.
He stated this in his second-term inauguration address on Thursday, January 7, 2021, when he spoke about the need for Ghana to pursue self-reliance through industrialization and exportation rather than excessive importation of almost everything it consumes.
He added that the Eku Fruit Juice produced by Ekumfi Fruit Juices Company Limited operating under the One District One Factory policy is a great step towards industrialization and exportation of locally produced goods for foreign exchange.