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12.10.2008 Regional News

Eastern Regional Minister Commended For Good Work

The President of the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs, Ologo Darwutey IV, has commended the Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Kwadwo Affram Asiedu, for helping to resolve some of the protracted chieftaincy disputes in the region.

He said the Regional Minister's intervention had brought some of the feuding factions together to dialogue and find amicable solutions to their differences.

Ologo Darwutey made the commendation when he held a durbar in honour of the Minister of Chieftaincy and Culture, Mr Sampson Boafo at his palace in Somanya.

Mr Boafo was on a four-day visit to the region to acquaint himself with the various challenges facing traditional authorities and to also solicit their support towards the conduct of peaceful elections in December, this year.

Ologo Darwutey said “Mr Asiedu's commitment towards the progress of the area since his appointment as the regional minister, had ensured greater unity and peace among the people”.

Ologo Darwutey, who is the Konor of the Yilo Krobo Traditional Area, said, the minister's working in collaboration with chiefs and the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Culture, had helped to resolve some protracted disputes hindering the rapid development of the affected area.

“Fortunately for us, our joint commitment in resolving chieftaincy disputes in this part of the country, including Yilo Krobo, has fostered greater unity and peaceful co-existence among the people,” Ologo Darwutey stated.

To sustain peace and address other unresolved disputes in the region, he sought the support of other stakeholders through Mr Asiedu and Mr Boafo, to handle sensitive issues affecting the chieftaincy institution in the area.

Mr Asiedu in response, thanked Mr Boafo, the chiefs and the Eastern Regional Security Committee (REGSEC) for helping to find solutions to the numerous disputes in the region.

“Our efforts have yielded enormous positive results as some of the feuding factions have compromised their entrenched positions and are prepared to dialogue with each other, a sign of resolving their differences,” Mr Asiedu stated.

He specifically mentioned disputes between the people of Asamankese and Anum, Kwahu Obomeng, Akwamuwufie and Akyem Oda as some of those being addressed.

For his part, Mr Boafo said since the chieftaincy institution played a complementary role of good governance and the promotion of development, the government would continue to provide the needed interventions to enable traditional rulers to play their expected roles in society.

Story by Nana Konadu