Alhaji Boniface Abubakar Sadiq, Member of Parliament (MP) for Madina and Minister for Inner City and Zongo Development has joined the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) to celebrated their 10 years of the ‘Royal Bobo Kingdom (TRBK)’ in Accra
During the colourful celebration, the Minister called for unity and mutual understanding between the students and the schools authority in all their dealings in other to promote the good image of the institution.
The Madina MP donated undisclosed cash amount to the group and pledged to offer the Royal Bobo Kingdom his unflinching support in whatever ways within his means to ensure the kingdom grows from strength to strength.
The Inner City and Zongo Development Minister urged the students’ body to demand answers from people leading them or their schools authorities when they come to them.
Alhaji Boniface promised the gathering that with their support and hard work, he would ensure over 300 Zongo communities across the country are transformed according to the vision of the government.
On his part, Mr. Clement Aboagye Okoampah, the out-gone King Bobo XVI, aka Bobo fire, reiterated the need to give students more voice, especially in this democratic dispensation; hence, his wish that the correlation between the students and the School authorities be strengthened.
He informed event that the Bobo Kingdom played a pivotal role in facilitating the return of student representation on campus, and this resulted in election of the first SRC held in 2008 after several years of ban.
To this end, the out-gone King Bobo XVI also appealed to the authorities of the UPSA and the students’ body to herald the Traditional ruler ship on campus and to make it one of the strong force to reckon with.
Mr. Okoampah explained that the name ‘BOBO’ was coined from a local lantern known as “Bobo” which provides light in darkness; by this, the kingdom sought to brighten the UPSA, by way of providing the kingdom protection – the welfare of students.
As the first ruler of the Kingdom, whose stool name was King Bobo XVI, he said “I couldn’t have ruled without the contributions of comrades like Mr. Frederick Ofoe Aka Flo; Kofi the First Chief linguist; Marriot Laryea; Mr. Isaac Addison aka Poti; Abubakar Siddick aka Gaza; Mr. Peter Sackey, who later succeeded me; Mr. Thomas Obeng Anom aka Borbor; Mr. Joseph Allotey (King Bobo XIV)”.
Others he acknowledged were Comrade Nii Ayitey Vanny; Mr. Joseph Aryee Bonda; first chief priest; James Mantse Okai; Gideon Sackey Aka Yoghurt; Mr. Samuel Mensah (king Bobo XIII); Mr. Alexander Quarshie (Osono III), who defied all odds to make the Bobo Kingdom dream a reality; Mr. Frederick Agbenyo and Dr. Samuel Bachison Offei, former lecturer was the first patron, who played key roles in the formation of the kingdom amongst others.
By : Sammy Adjei/Newsghana.com.gh