Sunyani, Feb. 19, GNA – The Mo Traditional Council in the Kintampo North Municipality on Thursday said it refrained from partisan politics as stipulated in the 1992 Constitution.
The Council however said at a news conference in Sunyani that it was poised to support efforts by any government to facilitate accelerated national development.
It said the Council had not been able to install a chief because of a protracted chieftaincy dispute, which emanated among the three royal gates after the death of Nana Kwaku Dompo in 1999.
Flanked by other divisional chiefs, Nana Agyei Dinkra 11, the Krontihene and the Acting President of the Council, alleged that some members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the area were hiding behind the dispute, using the name of the Council to pursue their selfish interest.
He denied allegations that the traditional council was calling for the dismissal of Mr. Justice Michael Baffoe, the Kintampo Municipal Chief Executive.
Nana Adjei Dinkra alleged Northern Network Association, a pressure group, was lading the campaign for the removal of Mr Baffoe.
‘It is this pressure group which is spearheading the campaign for the removal of the Kintampo MCE from office’, he said adding that this was brewing tension in Kintampo.
The Krontihene stressed that the activities of the group had caused disunity and created unnecessary factions among the NDC supporters and members in the constituency.
Nana Adjei Dinkra called on the leadership of the NDC, as a matter of urgency, to restrain and call Mr. Woode to order, not only for the interest of the NDC alone but the country at large.
He appealed to the Brong-Ahafo Regional House of Chiefs to resolve the protracted chieftaincy dispute to enable the council to install a new paramount chief.
Nana Adjei Dinkra said because it had no Omanhene, development in the Mo Traditional Area had slowed down for some time now.
He gave the assurance that the area’s three royal gates, Paagor, Leera and Damkwa families were in the position to help resolve the about 15- year-old chieftaincy dispute.
The other chiefs who attended the press conference were Nana Kwasi Aburi II, Baamuhene, Nana Kwabena Bisakwan II, Benkumhene and Nana Nsia Agyenda II, a member of the Council.
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