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Chieftaincy Ministry Resolve 142 Cases, 360 Pending

Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Mr. Samuel Kofi Dzamesi, has said his Ministry inherited 350 chieftaincy disputes in 2017 and has resolved 142 so far.

According to him, despite resolving 142 cases, a dispute among chiefs and traditional council keeps on rising at the ministry and they currently have 360 cases to address.

Speaking at the Meet the Press series in Accra, Mr. Samuel Kofi Dzamesi said cases between the chiefs and traditional council included historical and others borders on supremacy as rule of expression, ownership of Lands and Titles.

He revealed that new Mythology and approach to settle disputes has been introduced and pledged to work on cases pending for People to continue to leave in peace in their communities.

Chieftaincy, the rich traditional leadership in Ghana is losing its respect and image in the country because of numerous and rampant disputes within the institution; therefore it should be a matter of concern to the government.

Almost every paramountcy or traditional area in the nation suffers a crisis when the stool or skin becomes vacant.

The adverse effects of this trend could be disunity, war, killings, destruction, poverty, likewise lack of development.

Source: Kofi Atakora/

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