General News of Sunday, 23 July 2017
The Queen Mother of Kwabenya, Naa Korkoi Dugbatey has warned all members of the GA Traditional Council to desist from collecting money from illegitimate persons and installing them as chiefs.
She said the act of installing illegitimate people as chiefs is breeding confusion and deaths in various communities in the GA State and for that matter, there is the need for government to intervene and call those involve in such acts to order.
Naa Korkoi Dugbatey however sent a strong warning to Nii Doudu Nsaki and Nii Ayi Bonte, claimant to the Gbese Stool to stop extorting monies and charging specific rates from people who do not qualify to become chiefs and installing them as such.
The Kwabenya Queen mother was speaking during the celebration of this year’s yam festival of the people of Kwabenya.
She said, these illegitimate persons who found themselves as chiefs only concentrate on the vast stretch of virgin lands and sell them for their selfish interest.
She revealed that, Theophilus Ankamah Aryee, who claims to be the chief of Kwabenya, and others as examples of persons inducted into the traditional council even when there are court judgements against these persons over lack of capacity.
“…that is how come we have been having cases of indiscriminate sales of lands, the breeding of land guards in our communities and contract killings. These things must stop,” she said.
She revealed that groups such as the UN land guards based in Bortianor and Sowutuom are handiworks of such illegitimate chiefs and that the time has come for government to do everything possible to disband such groups for peace to prevail in the various communities. She appealed to government to help stop the growing menace of land guards who are going about installing themselves as chiefs.
She further appealed to His Excellency the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo to warn the management of Ghana Atomic Energy and Lands Commission to stop selling the Atomic lands to developers without the knowledge of the Queen mother and the rightful owners since Kwabenya has not yet install any chief since the death of their late chief.