Standing committee settles Gomoa Abaasa chieftaincy dispute

By James Esuon, GNA

Gomoa Ajumako (C/R), Nov. 13, GNA – The
Standing Committee of the Gomoa Ajumako Traditional Area presided over by its
President, Obrempong Yamfo Krampah XI, has successfully settled a six-year old
chieftaincy dispute at Gomoa Abaasa.

The effort was to restore lasting peace and
reconciliation among citizenry and also to bring total unity to promote the
development of the town, Obrempong Yamfo Krampah, Omanhene of Gomoa Ajumako
Traditional Area, said.

Speaking to the press after the settlement,
Obrempong Yamfo Krampah, who is also the President of the Central Region House
of Chiefs, advised the chief of Abaasa, Nana Okwadum Atta IX, Sub-Chiefs, heads
of family and the youth to focus on matters that would bring progress to the

“I am using my powers as overlord of Gomoa
Ajumako Traditional Area to settle this dispute once and for all in order to
bring quality living standards to the citizens”.

The other standing committee members are
Nana Essoun Abonyi Kwanta II, Nana Afodua Essen VII, Nana Otseiku Baah XIII,
Nana Odum Amanfo IV.

The Omanhene called on Nana Okwadum to
respect the sub-chiefs, the queen mother and heads of families.

He also called on the sub-chiefs and heads
of families, queen mother and the youth of Abaasa to recognize Nana Okwadum
Atta as their chief and accord him the respect he deserves.

The Omanhene said there is no need to allow
the spirit of deceit, hatred, selfishness and the pull-him-down attitude to
override their priorities.

The Omanhene urged Abusuapanyin Kwabena
Kwansah of Abaasa to use his talent and expertise to unite the entire people
and warned the youth against insulting and disrespectful behaviour which were
contrary to the cultural values of the Gomoas.

Nana Okwadum Atta expressed gratitude to
Obrempong Yamfo Krampah and the standing committee members for settling the
dispute amicably.

He called on the people of Gomoa Abaasa
including sub-chiefs and the youth to forgive each other in order to advance
plans to institute an educational endowment fund to support needy but brilliant
students in the area.

He said education is key to human
development and poverty reduction and they must all support the effort to
improve the human resource of Abaasa for its accelerated growth.

For more than six years, Nana Okwadum Atta,
sub-chiefs, the youth and heads of clans were engaged in a serious chieftaincy
dispute that created divisions and retarded progress in the area.