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Meet Ejurahene Barimah Osei Hwedie II: A shining example of selfless leadership and development in Ghana



The chiefs and traditional leaders in Ghana have, over the years, played a vital role in the country’s development. Using their influence and authority, they have had a positive impact on their subjects and supported the government’s efforts in developing the country. One such exemplary leader is Ejurahene Barimah Osei Hwedie II.

The Head of the Ejura Divisional Council has been a beacon of hope and progress, supporting the government’s initiatives and contributing significantly to Ghana’s growth, particularly for the indigenous people of Ejura.

Supporting Government Initiatives

Ejurahene Barimah Osei Hwedie II, who represents the most perfect class, has been a stalwart supporter of successive governments’ efforts to develop Ghana, irrespective of the political party in power. He is found to be the quintessential gentleman.

His inimitable style and dedication to the nation’s progress are evident in his numerous collaborations with state agencies and his willingness to provide resources to enhance the quality of life for his people.

Office Buildings for Fire Service Officers

In a remarkable display of his commitment to the well-being of his community, Ejurahene Barimah Osei Hwedie II has provided a seven-unit, single-room, self-contained bungalow to the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) station at the Ejura-Sekyeredumasi Municipality.

This gesture has greatly enhanced the efficiency of the fire department, enabling them to respond promptly to emergencies and safeguard the community, as they no longer have to travel several miles to find a befitting place to rest.

Donation of Land for State Agencies and private outlets

Ejurahene Barimah Osei Hwedie II has donated hundreds of acres of land to state agencies for farming, supporting the government’s agricultural initiatives and contributing to food security in the region.

Several state agencies and departments that have benefited from this gesture include the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, the Ghana Prisons Service, and the National Service Scheme, among others.

The renowned and idiosyncratic Chief has also donated 100 acres of land to the Ghana Baptist Convention for the construction of an Agricultural College to train Ghanaian youth in agriculture-related businesses.

This generous act has created employment opportunities for his kin and stimulated economic growth.

Ultramodern Police Station

One of the most notable achievements of Ejurahene Barimah Osei Hwedie II is the construction of an ultramodern Divisional Police Headquarters in Ejura.

This state-of-the-art facility has significantly improved law enforcement in the area, providing a safe and secure environment for residents and visitors alike.

In October 2023, Barimah Osei Hwedie II handed over the facility, valued at 2.8 million cedis, to the Ghana Police Service.

Provision of Office space for Immigration Officers

Ejurahene Barimah Osei Hwedie II, with support from the Ejura Divisional Council, has provided office space for the Ghana Immigration officers in the Ejura-Sekyeredumasi Municipality. This supports the government’s efforts to enhance border security and facilitate legal migration.

The Chief has also initiated the process of building a permanent office complex for the immigration service by leasing land to the service as a starting point.

Support for Military Barrack

Furthermore, Barimah Osei Hwedie II has played a crucial role in assisting the government in establishing a military barrack at Ejura, thereby strengthening the region’s security and contributing to the country’s overall defense.

The chief’s act of giving out free land and buildings for the establishment of military barracks in the area has eased a huge burden on the government.

Providing Potable Water

Ejurahene Barimah Osei Hwedie II has teamed up with the government to provide potable water to thousands of residents in the Municipality, improving their access to clean drinking water and enhancing their overall health and well-being.

The Chief in 2023 commissioned a 15 million cedis water project, serving over 40,000 residents with access to clean portable water, halting years of perennial water shortage in the area.

Agenda 111 Hospital

Additionally, he has provided the government with free land for the construction of an Agenda 111 hospital, a landmark project aimed at improving healthcare delivery in Ghana.

This generous act has paved the way for the construction of a modern hospital facility that will provide quality healthcare services to residents and neighbouring communities.

Promoting Peace and Harmony

Notably, Ejurahene Barimah Osei Hwedie II has worked tirelessly with stakeholders and political parties to ensure peace and harmony in Ejura, which was previously a flashpoint of violence. His leadership and diplomatic efforts have successfully brought together diverse groups, fostering a culture of understanding and cooperation.

This has led to a significant reduction in conflicts and created a peaceful environment conducive to development.

Political Neutrality

Notably, Ejurahene Barimah Osei Hwedie II has remained neutral in politics, focusing on development and the well-being of his people rather than taking partisan interests. This stance has earned him respect and admiration from across the political spectrum, enabling him to work effectively with various governments and stakeholders.


Through his exemplary leadership, the visionary, inspirational, empathetic, resilient and decisive Ejurahene Barimah Osei Hwedie II has demonstrated that traditional authorities can play a vital role in supporting government initiatives and driving development at the local level. His contributions have made a significant impact on the lives of his people and the wider community, cementing his legacy as a true champion of progress and development.

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