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10.04.2007 General News

Ensure Peaceful Coronation — Kufuor

President J.A. Kufuor has asked the Ga Traditional Council to resolve all matters which can affect the peaceful coronation of the new Ga Mantse, slated for Saturday, April 14, 2007.

Responding to an invitation from a delegation from the Ga Traditional Council to attend the scheduled coronation of King Tackie Tawiah lll (known in private life as Dr Jo Blankson), President Kufuor said he had been made aware of a matter pending before the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs regarding the installation of the new Ga Mantse.

The delegation, led by Nii Oblempong Kojo Ababio, Ngleshi Mantse, was at the Castle to thank President Kufuor for mourning with the Ga State during the funeral of the late Nii Amugi ll and to invite him to the coronation of the new Ga Mantse.

President Kufuor said apart from being his friend, the late Nii Amugi ll conducted himself well. He, therefore, asked the Ga Traditional Council to ensure that there was no controversy surrounding the installation of his successor.

He described the invitation to attend the coronation as a weighty one and said the resolution of any controversy would ensure that all people joined hands to welcome the new Ga Mantse in peace and harmony.

Nii Kojo Ababio promised the President that all the issues surrounding the scheduled coronation of the new Ga King would be resolved before the date slated for the great event.

A source close to the Ga Traditional Council later indicated that the programme for the coronation of the Ga Mantse would proceed as scheduled, since moves were under way to address the differences.

Story by Nehemia Owusu Achiaw