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18.03.2008 Politics

Four Chiefs Support Nkonya Ahenkro As Capital

Four paramount chiefs in the newly created Biakoye District have expressed their support for the siting of the district capital at Nkonya Ahenkro.

“The impression that the paramount chiefs of the other four traditional areas of the newly created district are against the siting of the capital at Nkonya Ahenkro is palpably and absolutely false,” they said.

They have, therefore, appealed to the chiefs of Worawora to join them in forging a mutual front to develop their area.

The Omanhene of Bowiri, Nana Adom V, said this at a press conference in Accra on behalf of his colleagues in reaction to the abortive inauguration of the district on February 29, 2008.

He said he and the others were solidly behind the creation of the Biakoye District with “Nkonya-Ahenkro as capital by government”.

He said contrary to the assertion by the Worawora Omanhene, Nana Asare Baah III, that the majority of the people were disappointed at the siting of the capital at Nkonya Ahenkro, “an overwhelming majority of the chiefs and people are rather happy and appreciative of the position taken by the government in this respect”.

Nana Adom said Worawora by law was not part of the Jasikan District from which the Biakoye District was created.

“Nowhere in LI 1464 which created Jasikan District do we have Worawora and Apesokubi as part of the district. These two traditional areas until now have been part of Kadjebi District which was created by LI 1465,” he said.

He said Worawora and Apesekubi had sat in the Jasikan District Assembly by default and it was morally wrong for Worawora to lay claim to the capital of the newly created Biakoye District which was carved out of the Jasikan District.

He explained that Nkonya had since time immemorial and by CI 46 been the constituency capital of Biakoye and its boundaries fell in line with the boundaries of the newly created Biakoye District, a very strong consideration for the siting of the capital.

Story by Albert K. Salia

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