Install qualified royals to avoid ligations, kingmakers urged

By Nana Osei
Kyeretwie, GNA

Drobo (B/A),Sept. 17, GNA – Nana Yaa Ansua,
the paramount queen  of Drobo Traditional
Area, has called on kingmakers to act with extreme care when choosing and
installing qualified royals to the throne.

She said unduly extending the period before a
new chief is installed must be avoided as entrenched positions could occur
leading to needless misunderstandings and sometimes conflicts.

Nana Ansua said this in an interview with the
Ghana News Agency.

She said in the event of the death or
destoolment of a paramount chief, monetary considerations must be relegated to
the background by the Amanhemaa and their kingmakers.

Nana Ansua said during such times, the supreme
interest of the people was paramount and this must take precedence over all
other considerations.

She said the paramount queen “whose acceptance
or approval of a nominee is the ultimate decider”, must be honest and reach a
compromise with other stakeholders to settle on a suitable and qualified candidate
for enstoolment.

Drobomanhemaa said the installation of the
most qualified heirs as chiefs was a natural course of action for peace and
progress in the traditional areas and this promoted socio-economic development
in the society.

“We must avoid monetary considerations because
this is not helping our people and it is tarnishing the image of the
time-honoured chieftaincy institution”, Nana Ansua said.

It would be recalled that Nana Ansua and the
entire members of the Drobo Traditional Council achieved a rare feat in the
recent history of chieftaincy in Brong-Ahafo when in less than 24 hours after
the burial of the late paramount chief of the area, Beyeeman Bosea Gyinanatwi
IV; his successor, Okokyeredom Sakyi Ako II took office after he swore the oath
of allegiance to the chiefs and people of the Drobo State.

Okokyeredom Ako, known in private life as Mr
Wilson Benneh is an Economist, Development Planner and Policy Analyst by
profession.

Beyeeman Gyinantwi was interred in the early
hours of Monday, May 14, 2018.  

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
accordingly commended the Council for the quick, peaceful and progressive
manner that the enstoolment was done.

Currently in the Brong-Ahafo Regional House of
Chiefs membership includes 50 traditional areas, comprising 46 paramount chiefs
and four divisional chiefs. Of the 46 paramount chiefs, 17 stools are still
vacant.

GNA 

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