NEWS ARCHIVE 2006 - 09

BIRIM CENTRAL : Chief appeals to President Mills

A traditional ruler, Nana Atta Kwaku II, has called on the National House of Chiefs to abolish the installation of absentee chiefs, since they do not contribute to the development of their traditional areas.


Date Created : 12/25/2009 7:09:15 AM : Story Author : GhanaDistrict.Com

A traditional ruler, Nana Atta Kwaku II, has called on the National House of Chiefs to abolish the installation of absentee chiefs, since they do not contribute to the development of their traditional areas.

He said chiefs who lived abroad such as the US, Canada, the UK, Germany and Italy seldom came home to perform their traditional functions, a situation which made their subjects lose confidence in them.

Speaking in an interview,Nana Atta , who is the Safohene of the Adonten division of the Akyem Kotoku traditional area,said the long absence of such chiefs encouraged their subjects to engage in all manner of activities, including hatching plans to destool them,thereby sparking of chieftancy disputes.

He made a passionate appeal to paramount chiefs to withdraw all chieftancy disputes pending before the courts and resolve them amicably as a measure of promoting peace, unity and stability.

Nana Atta, known in private life as Mr. J.W. Amoah, who is the proprietor of CAP hotel at Oda, said cases adjudicated in the courts, unlike those through arbitration , could never reconcile the various factions due to the heavy fines imposed on the losing parties, coupled with the fact that no efforts were made by the courts to reunite the parties after giving their verdicts.

 

He urged kingmakers to take realistic measures to install traditional rulers in  communities such as Akyem Asene , Aboabo, Asuboa South , Osorase, Awisa, Abenase and Anamase (Beposo).

He also appealed to President Mills to appoint a Municipal chief executive for Birim Central as early as possible as the absence of an MCE is seriously affecting the progress of the municipality.

He appealed to other municipal and district assemblies in the traditional area to provide boreholes in the various communities as the Birim river and other streams have been polluted from excessive gold and diamond mining activities in the area.

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