TOGBE ADZIMAH V
(Sylvester Nuku Ahorklui)
CHIEF OF GBI-ABANSI
1997 - Present
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Togbe Adzimah V, known in private as Sylvester Nuku Ahorklui, is the chief of Gbi-Abansi. He was born on January 20 1974.
A product of St. Francis Demonstration Junior Secondary, Hohoe, Ahorklui attended St. Mary’s Seminary Secondary, Lolobi, where he obtained his GCE Ordinary Level certificate, and Mawuli Secondary for his GCE Advanced Level. Ahorklui obtained his first degree at University of Cape Coast (UCC) in 1999; a Bachelor of Education - Social Sciences with accounting option. It was during his UCC days, in 1997, at age 23, that Ahorklui was enstooled as Abansi’s fifth Head Chief - one of Gbi Traditional Area’s nine divisional chiefs. In accordance with the Gbi traditional order, the ram's head at the divisional level belongs to the chief of Abansi.
In 2000, following his national service at Ghana Tourist Board, Togbe Adzimah joined Ghana Revenue Authority, where he currently works as Principal Revenue Officer. Between 2000 to 2001, Togbe obtained a diploma in Tax Administration at Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). Gbi-Abansi’s head chief additionally holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, a degree he pursued from 2010 to 2014.
Adzimah V hails from the Royal Akolikpo clan of the Tsevi division of Abansi - the division from which the vast majority of the town’s natives come and the people that produce the head chief and queen of the town. He is complemented at the divisional level by Mama Adzimah Akolikpo II, also from the Royal Akolikpo clan, as queen of the town, and at the sub-divisional level by Togbe Dzidoa I and Mama Dzidoasi I, chief and queen of the Asedukluvi clan of the town.
Togbe Adzimah VI is a patron of E.P. Church Choir, Hohoe, E.P. Church Choir, Amakom-Kumasi and E.P. Students Union, University of Education, Kumasi Campus. Togbe’s hobbies include reading, public speaking, listening to music, and traveling. He’s married with three children.