||Chieftaincy Minister Appeals to Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs||

                                                                              Tuesday, 13th June 2023

The Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Hon. Stephen Asamoah Boateng has appealed to Traditional Leaders of the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs to work assiduously to clear the 29 chieftaincy cases that have been put before the judicial committees.

He said he had maximum belief in them that they can handle the cases hence the need for them to work within time to avoid prolonging the cases, stating that he was aware of the financial constraints facing the Regional Houses of Chiefs. He reiterated that he will ensure funds are made available to the house to facilitate speedy adjudication of cases.

The Minister said this at the maiden meeting of the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs on Tuesday, 13th June 2023 in Dodowa.

Touching on office space and encroachment of the land, Hon. Asamoah Boateng noted that he will work on getting funds to fence the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs  to secure the property and prevent encroachers from further encroaching on the remaining lands, adding that there is a need to speak with development partners to build some apartments or guest houses that will serve as accommodation for the Traditional Leaders whenever they come for meetings and close late.

On his part the President of the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs, Aadegbon Ngmongmowuyaa Kwesi Animle VI, Osudoku Manste in a Speech read on his behalf explained that currently the House has 29 cases pending and efforts are being put in place to settle these disputes through the Judicial Committee and Alternative Disputes Resolution (ADR) Mechanism.

According to him the House has contributed immensely to development in the region, adding that once given the needed resources, it will boost their capacity to do even more.

Source: Public Affairs and Communication Unit, MCRA