Founder of Brogya Resources crowned Dompeahene of Agogo Traditional Area

Nana Bediako Brogya Sarpong – The newly enstooled Dompeahene of Agogo Traditional Area

Carl Brogya-Sarpong, Entrepreneur and Chief Executive Officer of Brogya Resources Limited, an upstream and downstream oil and gas services firm, has been enstooled as the Dompeahene of Agogo Traditional Area in the Asante Akim North District of the Ashanti Region.

He will bear the stool name Dompeahene Nana Bediako Brogya Sarpong, an honorary chieftaincy title conferred on him by his grandfather, Nana Kwame Akuoko Sarpong – the Omanhene of Agogo Traditional Area, in recognition of his hardwork and diligent service to both the paramountcy and the people of Agogo.

The title ‘Dompea’ means someone who pushes crowds into betterment and prosperity, who pulls home influential people, projects and investments or any trailblazing force leading the crowds towards development. In his new role, the astute businessman is expected to leverage his entrepreneurial acumen, contacts and goodwill to attract the right investments that will help accelerate further development of the Agogo Township.

In an interview with journalists after his swearing-in ceremony that was graced by several prominent people in business and politics, he said: “This is an honour done me by my grandfather who has also been my role model since infancy. I, in turn, shall also aim to serve as a role model to the youth of Agogo and to serve the community as well as they deserve.

I seek to blend my exposure as a banker, scholar and an entrepreneur with traditional norms to bring home business partners and investors and to put Agogo on the global landscape.”

Nana Bediako Brogya Sarpong – The newly enstooled Dompeahene of Agogo Traditional Area

Nana Brogya Sarpong indicated that Agogo offers numerous opportunities for investors seeking to go into agribusiness with the town noted for the production of plantain, cashew, watermelon, tomatoes, teak, etc. He also hinted that discussions with potential investors are far advanced to construct a modern stadium facility that will be sited on a 300-acre land demarcated by the Omanhene for the youth of the town.

“We expect the people of Agogo to come along with us [chiefs] on this development journey and much would also be expected from our leadership approach. I believe I would come across to the people as a humble and kind-hearted person and that would make smooth the work we are going to do with them to deliver and to even exceed expectation,” he assured.

Omanhene Nana Akuoko Sarpong commended the newly-enstooled chief for his dedication and commitment to the betterment of Agogo and admonished him to follow the good path of his uncle Okyiridomhene Nana Abrantie Amakye Dede, his deceased predecessor Dompeahene (Patricia Newton) and other chiefs of the area to bring development to the Agogo community.

“You have been a grandchild dear to my heart and have demonstrated courage, leadership and a lot of promise as I watched you grow into the man you are today. As you take up this stool, be mindful that the Agogo Township needs investors and partners to further advance the development frontiers charted by your forefathers.

I also entreat you to continue in the good path of your uncle Abrantie Amakye Dede since his enstoolment as the Okyiridomhene and bring honour to the paramountcy,” he concluded.

On his part, Okyiridomhene Abrantie Amakye Dede expressed delight in the enstoolment of his esteemed nephew: “This Dompeahene is my nephew and if something as big as this is coming into our family, it is imperative I am here to offer my support to him to swear the oath of allegiance to the Omanhene Nana Akuoko Sarpong. My expectation is for him to pull all the educated youth of Agogo both in Ghana and in the diaspora back home to support the development agenda we have for our people.”

Profile of Nana Bediako Brogya Sarpong

Nana Kwaku Bediako Brogya Sarpong, known in private life as Carl Brogya-Sarpong, was born on March 28, 1979 to Comfort Serwa Sey of Agogo and CEO of Mercy Misson for the Disabled and the late Kwame Brogya Mensah, a timber merchant of Odweaa Seniagya and a former President of the Ghana Timber Association.

Nana had his elementary education at Datus Complex, Bubuashie and Riis Memorial School in Dansoman, Accra, before proceeding to Prempeh College in Kumasi for his senior secondary education. Having completed Prempeh College in 1999, he attended the University of Ghana to pursue a BA degree in Political Science and Philosophy. Nana finished Legon in 2005 and upon completion of his mandatory national service, traveled to the United Kingdom, where he lived and worked for a couple of years.

After a few years in London, Nana returned home to take a job with Vanguard Assurance and doubled as a Director for Mercy Mission for the Disabled, a non-governmental organization founded by his mum and dedicated to the cause of the physically disadvantaged.

He later joined Barclays Bank Ghana, now Absa, starting from the Corporate Services Center and rose to become an Anti-Money Laundering Analyst at the Compliance Unit. The Bank ultimately sponsored him to pursue an executive course in compliance at the Judge Business School of the Cambridge University (UK). Nana worked with Barclays Bank for close to 10 years before leaving to found Brogya Resources Limited, an upstream and downstream Oil & Gas company where he is currently the CEO. He is also pursuing a degree in law at the Mountcrest University College.

Nana is passionate about entrepreneurship and motivating the youth for future challenges. He believes the Ghanaian can accomplish anything with the right leadership and training and is hoping to harness his newfound medium in the form of chieftaincy to drive that passion.

Nana was a skilled footballer in his youth, playing with the likes of his childhood friends Sulley Muntari and Kwame Pele but a passion his parents discouraged him from pursuing due to the lofty academic ambitions they had for their young son.

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