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Tue, 06.14.1955

Ferron Williams, Politician born

Ferron Williams

*Ferron Williams was born on this date in 1955. He is a retired police Jamaican inspector and politician.

Ferron Williams was born to parents Advira Elizabeth Anderson-Williams and Robert Williams, members of the Maroon community of Accompong. He attended local schools and joined the police service. After 37 years Williams resigned from the force at the rank of Inspector of Police. 

He was elected as Colonel-in-Chief of Accompong in 2009. Accompong is a self-governing community of Jamaican Maroons established in 1739 by a treaty with Great Britain. This position leads the Maroon Council, with whom the Colonel shares executive responsibilities. On April 16, 2015, Colonel Williams was elected to his second term in office. After 11 years as Colonel of Accompong, he was succeeded by Richard Currie following his defeat in an election held in February 2021.

He has become notable for his climate change program, which seeks to protect the ecology of the Island's Cockpit region, where this Maroon community is located. Additionally, he has become notable for his unprecedented efforts to build a cultural and economic bridge between Accompong and the Kingdom of Ashanti in Ghana. Both groups are descendants of the Akan and Asante people, whom the Maroons claim as ancestors.

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