ASAFOATSE OF GBI-BLA
The position of Asafoatse in Gbi-Bla in the traditional Gbi State in the Hohoe Municipality of Ghana is also called SƆHEFIA.
Asafoatse is a member of the traditional leadership of Gbi-Bla and he is the leader of the Youth of Gbi-Bla traditional division in the Gbi State.
He is the natural link between the elders and the youth of Gbi-Bla. He represents the interest of the youth in the Gbi-Bla traditional leadership and also mobilizes the youth for community projects / assignments.
Any message from the elders of the traditional division of Gbi-Bla to the youth is routed through him likewise any message from the youth to the elders.
The role of Asafoatse however is not limited in anyway by customs and traditions. The imperative needs for human and communal development demands that the Gbi-Bla Asafoatse of today must be a catalyst in the personal development of the youth of Gbi-Bla and beyond. Our ancestors were warriors and mercenaries that engaged in several wars. The war of our age is personal and communal development in the direction of education, apprenticeship and entrepreneurship. The generation before us were brave, committed and united. The Asafoatse must support the traditional leadership of Gbi-Bla in urging on the youth to live in unity, pursue career development plans and be conscious of their identity as natives of Gbi-Bla, and citizens of Ghana and the world beyond.
Above: Lawrence Kosi Adigbo Installed as Gbi-Bla's Asafoatse - Gbi Traditional Area, March 2021.
Click to view photos from the latest Gbi-Bla Asafoatse installation