The Paramount Chief of Mion Traditional Area in the Dagbon Kingdom, Mion Lana Abdulai Mahamadu, has enskinned the Group Managing Director of KSK Group of Companies, Kamalrideen Ibn Farid Bagonluri, as the Mion Soya Naa, in the Northern Region.
Traditional and other cultural activities of the area were in full display during the coronation at the Mion Palace, amid the firing of musketry to signal his acceptance as the Soya Naa.
Chief Kamalrideen Ibn Farid Bagonluri, is a royal who is the grandson of the late Ollo Naa Bagonluri, the first of the Saatignee Section of the Nayiri Gate in the Upper West Region of Ghana
With his title as Soya Naa, which literally means the custodian of paths, Chief Bagonluri is expected to bring employment opportunities to the youth in the Mion traditional area as well as development.
The Mion Lana, has been an advocate for job creation and development since becoming the ruler of the traditional area and the creation of the chieftaincy title Soya Naa came as no surprise.
Speaking to journalists after his enskinment, the Mion Soya Naa I, Chief Kamalrideen Ibn Farid Bagonluri expressed his joy for the honour and promised to help the Mion Lana Abdulai Mahamadu succeed by creating job opportunities and bringing development to the area.
“Having been the custodian of paths, my main responsibility is to make sure the Mion Lana succeeds in his development agenda and I am ready in my capacity as the Soya Naa to make sure that his developmental agenda that he has for people of Mion and Dagbon as a whole will be achieved”, he said.
He said, skill development is going to be key to be able to empower the youth to get job. He revealed that, as farming area, an avenue would be created to encourage the youth to enter into farming by supporting them with the necessary tools and agricultural best practices to succeed.
The Mion Soya Naa also indicated his preparedness to promote the level of education in the traditional area by supporting schools in computer education, science and mathematics.
“We are witness that in the rural areas, they write the same exams with the people in the city but they don’t have the same educational materials and tools to be able to bridge the gap and my intention is to support the education structure within the community so that so they would be able to match the students in the cities”, he said.
With respect to the increase rate of the abuse of social media in the Northern Region, Chief Bagonluri assured to partner with other Chiefs in the area to stop the canker. He said, most of the people who abused social media are not aware of the danger involved and his outfit would partner with the Chiefs in the Dagbon area to educate them.
Profile of Chief Kamalrideen Ibn Farid Bagonluri and KSK Group of companies
He’s the Founder of KSK Group of Companies and also doubles as the Group Managing Director.
Chief Kamalrideen is an astute and experienced business executive whose expertise spans in the fields of construction, real estate, entrepreneurship and venture capital.
He provides strategic leadership to the group. He has a unique ability to find solutions to challenging construction issues and is involved in detailed feasibility and strategy development as well as liaison with statutory authorities, design consultants and sub-contractors ensuring the best buildability solutions are designed and engineered into projects at early stages.
Prior to setting up the Group, he was the sole proprietor of IBN FARID VENTURES, steering and competently managing IBN FARID VENTURES for about five years and transforming it into KSK BUILDERS NETWORK LTD.
Following his Management and leadership skills, he was appointed as the Executive Director in 2016, by Executive Council of LA- Wougon Muslims Trust, a nonprofit organization which has been in existence for over 20 years to transform and manage it for the benefit of the people in the rural communities within Ghana in the areas of education, skill development and women empowerment.