||Hon. Minister calls on inner city Chiefs and Queenmothers||
The Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Hon. Stephen Asamoah Boateng, has called on the Council of Inner-City and Tribal Chiefs to engage more with their community and have their eyes and ears on the ground to enable government bring governance closer to the people.
He was of the view that, as Community Leaders, they can support Government to tackle developmental problems by bringing them to the knowledge of Government since they live in the community with the people.
Hon. Asamoah Boateng made the call when the Council visited the Ministry on Wednesday, 13th September, 2023 to introduce its members to the Ministry for official recognition.
He indicated that, as leaders of the community, it is their responsibility to be attentive to what the youth are engaged in so as to be in the position to curb any social vices before they escalate. He said Government is committed to ensuring that every community has the basic social amenities, hence the need for them to support Government by pointing out communities that are lacking such amenities so that resources can be provided to places that are needed the most.
The Minister stressed that government would want Community Leaders to share experiences so that they can help each other grow rather than engage in rivalry and watch themselves perish over issues that could have been handled from the root. He added that Government does not discriminate and that it recognizes all Community Leaders so, they should never feel left out. Rather, they should support Government to manage the people within the modern governance structure to curb rising social vices.
The President of the Council, Chief Dr. Mohammed Sungtaaba, said the Council has offices provided by the National Commission for Culture in all the sixteen (16) regions of the country ready to work with Government to achieve its goal.
He therefore appealed to the Minister to recognize the Council as it represents the indigenes in every community. He noted that they will share the knowledge they had acquired with their fellow leaders so that, together, they can contribute to the country’s peace and development.
Source: Public Affairs and Communications Unit, MCRA