Full List of Paramount Chiefs in Ghana

Ghana is one of the most peaceful and democratic countries in West Africa. It has the second-largest economy in the region and its citizens enjoy better living conditions than any of their neighbors. Many people have heard of the fascinating history and lively culture of Ghana, but not many know about its chieftaincy institution. This article presents you with a list of paramount chiefs in Ghana.

The chief is the head of state in Ghanaian traditional society and governs with the help of his or her council of elders, age grade, and secret societies. Since the introduction of the 2010 Constitution, which established local government areas, chiefs have been under the authority of these bodies rather than the central government.

A number of paramount chieftaincy titles exist in Ghana, some based on tradition and others based on British colonial positions now used to bring together two or more local government areas that were previously ruled by different chiefs.

Who is a Paramount Chief?

A paramount chief is the leader of a tribe or an ethnic group. He or she is usually the head of state and is chosen by members of a particular tribe or ethnic group.

How many Paramount Chiefs do we have in Ghana?

The National House of chiefs consists of five Paramount Chiefs from each region elected by the Regional Houses of Chiefs.

Who is the richest Chief in Ghana?

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II is the richest king in Ghana with a net worth of $10 million according to Forbes. Otumfuo Osei Tutu II is the king of the gold-rich Ashanti kingdom, home to the country’s largest ethnic group, the Asantes. 

List of chiefs in Ghana that constitutes the National House of Chiefs and their title

NoNAME OF MEMBERTITLEROLE
1OGYEAHOHO YAW GYEBI IISEFWI ANHWIASOHENEMEMBER
2NAA PUOWELELAWRA NAAVICE PRESIDENT
3DAASEBRE OSEI BONSU IIMAMPONGHENEMEMBER
4BARIMA OFFE OKOGYEASUOKOKOFUHENEMEMBER
5NANA SUSUBRIBI KROEBA ASANTEASOKOREHENEMEMBER
6NANA FRIMPONG ANOKYE ABABIOAGONAHEHEMEMBER
7NANA EFFAH-APENTENGBOMPATAHENEMEMBER
8PIMAMPIN YAW KAGBRESE VYEJIHENEMEMBER
9NANA BOFO BENE IVDWENEMHENEMEMBER
10AGYEWODIN (PROF)ADU GYAMFI AMPEMACHERENSUAHENEMEMBER
11OSAHENE KWAKU ATERKYL IIKUKUMHENEMEMBER
12NANA ANSAH ADU BAAH IIYAMFOHEHEMEMBER
13OBREMPONG NYANFUL KRAMPAH XIGOMOA AJUMAKOHENEMEMBER
14OBREMPONG APPIAH NUAMAH IITWIFOHENEMEMBER
15OKATAKYIE (DR)AMANFI VIIASEBUHEN 
16EHUNABOBRIM PRAH AGYENSAIMASSIN OWIRENKYIHENEMEMBER
17OSAGYEFUO AMOATIA OFORI PANINOKYENHENEMEMBER
18NANA OSEI NYARKO IIIBOSO- GUAHENEMEMBER
19NANA AKWASI AMOH KYERETWIEABIREMHENEMEMBER
20OKOTWASUO KANTAMANTO OWORAE AGYEKUM IIIAKYEM BOSOMEHENEMEMBER
21NENE SAKITEKONOR OF MANYA KROBOMEMBER
22NII OKWEI KINKA DOWUONAOSU MANTSEMEMBER
23NII TETTEH OUT IIKPONE MANTSEMEMBER
24NENE ABRAM KABU AKUAKU IIIADA MATSEMEMBER
25NENE AADEGBON NGMOGMOWUYAA KWASI ANIMIE VIOSUDOKU MATSEMEMBER
26WULUGU NABA PUGANSOA NAA PROF.JOHN S NABILAWULUGU NABAMEMBER
27KUMBUN NA YIRI IIKUNBUM – NAMEMBER
28SAGNARI NA YAKUBU ABDULAISAGNARI NAMEMBER
29BULPEWURA JINAPOR IIBUIPEWURAMEMBER
30TULUWEWURA RASHID SULEMANA MAHAMATULUWEWURAMEMBER
31NABA OLANDO AYAMGA AWINI IIINAAGA – NABAMEMBER
32NABA SIGRI BEWONGSEKOTI NABAMEMBER
33NABA ASIGRI ABUGRAGO AZOKABAWKU NABAMEMBER
34PE DITUNDINI ADIAU AYAGITAMCHIANA PIOMEMBER
35NAB AZANTILOW AZAGSUK IIBUILSAMEMBER
36KUROO RICHARD BAMBINI KANTON VITUMU KUOROMEMBER
37NAA DIKOMWINEDAFFIAMA NAAMEMBER
38NAA SOHIMININYE DANAH GORE IIDORIMN NAAMEMBER
39DAASEBRE KWEBU EWUSI VIIABEADZEHENMEMBER
40KUORO KURI BUKTIE LIMAN IVGWOLLU KUOROMEMBER
41NANA SOGLO ALLOH IVOTEKPLE OF LIKPEMEMBER
42TOGBE TEPRE HODO IVFIAGA OF ANFOEGAMEMBER
43OSIE ADZA TEKPOR VIIOSIE OF AVATIMEMEMBER
44TOGBEGA PATAMIA DZEKEY VIIFIAGA OF BATTORMEMBER
45TOGBE AFEDE XIVAGBOGBOMEFIA OF ASOGLIMEMBER
46AWULAE AMIHERE KPANYINU IIEASTERN NZEMAHENEMEMBER
47AWULAE ATTIBRUKUSU IIILOWER AXIMHENEMEMBER
48NANA KOBINA NKETSIA VESSIKADOHENMEMBER
49AWULAE ANNOR ADJAYE IIIWESTERN NZEMAHENEMEMBER

What is the difference between the Chief and Paramount Chief

They used it as a substitute for the word “king” to ensure that only the British monarch held that title. Since the title “chief” was already used in terms of district and town administrators, the addition of “paramount” was made so as to distinguish between the ruling monarch and the local aristocracy.

Conclusion

Among the various tribal groups, there are a number of paramount chiefs. Paramount Chiefs are seen as having the most power and influence among their people. The following is a full list of Paramount Chiefs in Ghana.


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