By Zulka/March 19, 2021/ padfm.com.gh
On Saturday 20th March, 2020, the coronation of the new Kusawguwura Bunyanso II will be held at Kusawgu in the Central Gonja district of the Savannah region.
Known in private life as Alhassan Soale, the outgoing Yapeiwura was born in September 1944 and joined the Ghana National Fire Service in 1966.
Read below the profile of the man to occupy the vacant skins of the Kusawgu Traditional Area. He is set to take over from Kusawguwura Kunkarga (I) after the late chief died late last year.
Alhassan Soale (ACFO RETIRED) was born in September 1944 at Yapei to Kusawguwura Soale Bunyanso I of the SOALEPEI (EWURBI) gate of the Kusawgu Traditional Area.
He started his primary Education at Kusawgu primary and proceeded to Salaga L/A Middle School from 1956 to 1959.
He got employed as a messenger at the Information Services Department and later elevated to Assistant store Keeper in 1961.
On 3rd January, 1966, He got enrolled into the fire Service Training school for a four(4) week training program but it later turned out to be 9-month training due to the overthrow of President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah Government in February, 1966.
He graduated from the Fire Service Training School in September 1966.
Kusawguwura Alhassan Soale Bunyanso II, started work as recruit Fireman in November, 1966, at the Airport fire station in Tamale.
In 1967 he was moved to the Tamale Fire station, where he obtained the Ranks of Sub Officer in 1970 and Station Officer in 1974.
He was transferred to Accra in 1978, Bolga in the Upper East in 1979 and Yendi in 1981
He got elevated to the Assistant Divisional Fire Officer rank in 1978, and was transferred to Denu in the Volta Region as the District Fire Officer in 1982
In 1983, due to his hard work and determination he was again promoted to Divisional Officer grade II.
Kusawguwura Soale Bunyanso II was again transferred from Denu to Damongo in 1984 as the District Fire Officer.
He got transferred to Tumu in the Upper west Region in 1993 and after a year, was brought to Tamale in 1995.
He obtained the status of the Divisional Officer Grade I in 1998 and was again transferred to Damongo as the District fire Officer.
At Damongo he was promoted to Assistant Chief Fire Officer and retired in September, 2004 on the same rank.
Alhassan Soale (ACFO Retired) was first enskinned as the KESAANYAWURA of the Kusawgu Traditional Area in the year 2009.
He upgraded and was enskinned as the Yapeiwura in June, 2014, the mentorship skin of the Kusawgu Traditional Area, stepping into the footsteps of His Father Ewurbi Soale I who ruled Yapei for 33 years until his elevation to the Kusawgu Skin in 1967 and his Elder Brother YapeiWura Braimah Soale II.
He was elevated to Kusawguwura Alhassan Soale Bunyanso II after taken customary Kola as the Kusawguwura on 12th February, 2021 from Jira Yagbon wura Tumtumba Boressa I at the Jakpa Palace after the funeral rites of the late Kusawguwura Samuel Sulemana Ewuntomah Kunkaraga I
He is married with three Children.
“When I joined my ancestors, I will have a good Story to tell. That during my reign as Yapeiwura, Yapei can now boast of portable Drinking Water” June 2019.
ACHIEVEMENT AS YAPEIWURA.
Through his personal appeal to the President of the Republic, A small Town water system has being constructed and commissioned at Yapei.
Release Land for the construction of a Fire Station in Yapei
Yapei port reopened through Public Private Partnership after 47 years of inactivity through his advocacy and call on private investor to take up the facility
Continues advocacy for the establishment of 2nd cycle School at Yapei
Continues Advocacy for the Split of Central Gonja District into 2 Districts
Release Land in Yapei for the Commencement of the Damongo and Tamale Water Projects.
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