Chiefs should be non-partisan – Minister

The Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Moses N. Bilijo, has advised chiefs not to involve themselves in partisan politics, since their involvement can breed disunity among their people and impact negatively on the development of their communities.

He said this in Accra, when Konkomba residents in Accra introduced their third community chief and queenmother to the public.

Mr Bilijo was happy that the Konkombas had debunked the public perception about them in chieftaincy issues and commended them for the successful installation.

He asked the new chief to have the development of the people at heart and to endeavour to serve the people, seek their welfare and always protect them.

Dr Henry Seidu Dannaa, the Minister for Chieftaincy, Culture and Traditional Affairs, for his part, urged chiefs to allow their subordinates, especially the community chiefs, to participate actively in decision-making process to speed up the development of their areas.

Ubor Abraham Bio, the new chief, also appealed to the government to provide Olebu, a suburb of Accra, predominated and inhabitated by Konkombas with a market to facilitate their yam business.

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