Minister promises to solve chieftaincy disputes in Western Region

The Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Hon Ebenezer Kojo Kum has promised to help resolve chieftaincy disputes in the Western Region.

According to Mr Kum, who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ahanta West, he is aware of the ongoing chieftaincy dispute in Upper and Lower Dixcove that is gravely affecting the development of the Ahanta West constituency, pledging to tackle the issues as soon as possible.

The Minister made this revelations during a meeting with a delegation from the Ahantaman Traditional Council on Friday.

“I thank President Akufo Addo for the trust reposed in me and I believe he expects me to help solve the Chieftaincy disputes in my Region and I promise to do just that” he told the ten (10) chiefs from the Ahanta Traditional Council who had paid a courtesy call on him as the newly-sworn-in Chieftaincy and Religious Minister.

The first delegation used the occasion to appeal to the Minister to intervene in the Chieftaincy disputes in the area that is hindering progress.

Speaking on behalf of Ahantaman’s Paramount Chief, Otumfuo Badu Bonso, leader of the delegation, Nana Etsin Kofi II, appealed to the Minister to utilize his new position to address the conflicts at Dixcove.

In his view, the ongoing dispute being witnessed between Upper and Lower Dixcove is gravely affecting the development of the Ahanta West constituency.

“Candidly speaking, we are very perturbed by the occurrences at Dixcove lately. Residents of Dixcove are our families, they are part of Ahantaman so we entreat you to take drastic measures to resolve the matter.

“You are our son and we promise to support you in whatever way we can to ensure that this matter is settled once and for all. You have exhibited your prowess before and we know you can do it again,” he stated.

The Paramount Queen mother of the Ahanta Traditional Area presented gift to the Chieftaincy Minister to express their delight in seeing their son occupying such position in the country.

Some of the Chiefs that were part of the delegation were Nana Kofi Nyankum IV, Divisional Chief of Prestea and Adumhene of the Ahanta Traditional Area.

Nana Kofi Armoo III- Divisional Chief of Egyambra and Senior Gyasehene of the Ahanta Traditional Area and Nana Etsin Kofi II, Divisional Chief of Aboade.

The rest were Nana Egodzi Essoun III and Dwantoahene of the Ahanta Traditional Area, Nana Borzza IX, Divisional Chief of Akatakyi and manwerehene of The Ahanta Traditional Area.

Nana Aziaku IV, Tufuhene of the Ahanta Traditional Area and Divisional Chief of Agona Nkwanta
and Justice A. Mensah- Registrar among others were also present.


By: Princess Arita Anim|

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