Posted: Friday 29th August 2014 at 0:14 am

‘Am Still Chief of Nkroful’

The Divisional Chief of Nkroful in the Ellembele District of the Western Region Nana Kwasi Kutuah V has official responded and rubbished the recent publications alleging that he has been destooled, saying he is still the legitimate Chief of Nkroful.

According to him, the said publications were a ploy to dent his hard-won reputation by some evil and criminally minded persons who seek to bring to disrepute the good image of the people of Nkroful and his chiefdom.

In a statement issued and signed last Thursday afternoon by his Secretary, Nana Kwaku Gyabin II who doubles as Abusua Panyin of Mvuma, indicated that the alleged destoolment by the group that calls itself “the concerned youth of Nkroful”, is a brazen attempt to fan anarchy at Nkroful.

It noted that “Our customs and traditions provide proceduresfor the enstoolment and destoolment of a Chief; certainly, “concerned youth of Nkroful” cannot arrogate to themselves the power to destool, just by cooking up written charges, and distributing the same; Beating “gong’ ‘gong” to announce destoolment at the local level; and Getting the mass-media to extend the publication at the national and International level”.

The statement further stressed that the customary practices and usages, regarding Chieftaincy, are recognized by Law; and there must be caution and due diligence so that youthful zeal does not trample upon the Statutes of the Law.

It mentioned that the said allegations meted against have been made and complaints lodged at the Court of the Omanhene at Atuabo; and the matter is pending arbitration at Atuabo.

“It is therefore surprising that, out of the blue, the youth would assume the dual role of prosecution and judge, to arrive at the unilateral decision of destoolment”.

He therefore called on the general public and the media to as a matter of urgency disregard any of such publications and treat it as palpable fabrication.

Below is the full release:

DIVISIONAL CHIEF OF NKROFUL
NKROFUL, ELLEMBELLE DISTRICT
WESTERN REGION
Electronic Address: Postal Address

Mobile No.: 233-246-380-190 P O Box 18

Email: [email protected] Nkroful,Ellembelle Dist.

NANA KWASI KUTUAH V
Dated: 28/08/2014

Immediate Release:

REACTION TO MEDIA REPORTS REGARDING ALLEGED DESTOOLMENT OF NANA KWASI KUTUAH V, CHIEF OF NKROFUL, ELLEMBELE DISTRICT, WESTERN REGION

Our attention has been drawn to recent media publications over the alleged destoolment of Nana Kwasi Kutuah V and we wish to react to the media reports as follows:

1) The alleged destoolment by the group that calls itself “the concerned youth of Nkroful”, is a brazen attempt to fan anarchy at Nkroful.

1.1 Our customs and traditions provide procedures for the enstoolment and destoolment of a Chief; certainly, “concerned youth of Nkroful” cannot arrogate to themselves the power to destool, just by

a) cooking up written charges, and distributing the same;

b) Beating “gong” to announce destoolment at the local level; and

c) Getting the mass-media to extend the publication at the national and

International level.
1.2 Our customary practices and usages, regarding Chieftaincy, are recognized by Law; and there must be caution and due diligence so that youthful zeal does not trample upon the Statutes of the Law.

2) To set the record straight, it is true that allegations have been made and complaints lodged at the Court of the Omanhene at Atuabo; and the matter is pending arbitration at Atuabo.

3) It is therefore surprising that, out of the blue, the youth would assume the dual role of prosecution and judge, to arrive at the unilateral decision of destoolment.

4) Until customary procedures are brought to their logical conclusions, the alleged destoolment at Nkroful is mere wishful thinking and must be disregarded by all and sundry, including the media houses.

Thank you very much and may the Peace of the Good Lord be with us all always.

(Nana Kwaku Gyabin II)
Abusua Panyin of Mvuma
And Secretary to Nana Kwasi Kutuah V
Mobile No: 027-244-5829

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