KROBOS TO CELEBRATE VICTORY IN AKUSE BOUNDARY DISPUTE ON SATURDAY ...Event to stamp Manya Krobo State’s authority over the area
7/17/2012 11:38:57 AM -
July 16, 2012, Akuse (Odumase-Krobo): The chiefs and people of the Manya Krobo Traditional area will, come Saturday July 21, 2012 congregate at Akuse to celebrate their recent victory in the long standing boundary dispute which had engulfed Akuse and its surrounding communities.
The celebration which takes place at Post Office Square at the center of the Akuse Township amidst rich cultural performances under the auspice of Nene Sakite II, Konor (Paramount Chief) of the Manya Krobo Traditional area will, among others, stamp the authority of the Manya Krobo State over Akuse and provide the platform for the chiefs to set the record straight on the history, location and ownership of Akuse and its allied settlements.
The celebration follows the declaration as unconstitutional- by a nine-member panel of the Supreme Court on June 13, 2012- the Legislative Instrument which sought to illegally place Akuse and some communities in the Dangme West District in the Greater Accra Region.
In 2010, a Parliamentary Sub Legislating Committee in an attempted re-demarcation exercise and acting on the Local Government (Creation of New District Electoral Areas and Designation of Units) Instrument, 2010 (LI 1983) realigned some Electoral Areas - Zongo New Town, Akutue, Osukutu, Bungalow, Amedeka, Salon and Natriku- at Akuse, originally part of the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality in the Eastern Region to Danmge West (Now Shai Osudoku) in the Greater Accra Region.
The exercise sparked off a chain of legal battles leading to the suspension of some national events which were supposed to have taken place in the area including the Biometric Voter Registration exercise (ongoing at the moment) as well as the District Assembly Elections which is currently pending in the entire municipality.
Chairman of the Planning Committee, Nene Okpatapkla Sasraku IV, said 'Now that the Supreme Court has given its final verdict, we are coming out to retell the history to clear the misconception about the ownership and location of Akuse and the surrounding communities'.
'It is not necessarily about celebrating the victory because Akuse has always been for Krobos and its retention in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality was expected; we are mainly going there to assert our authority over the place and to set the records straight for Ghanaians to know'.