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11.02.2009 General News

'Nii Tackie Tawiah can still act'

By The Ghanaian Times

Nii Tackie Tawiah III, by a ruling of the Judicial Committee of Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs, can still perform his duties and functions as Ga Mantse.

This was contained in a press statement in Accra yesterday signed by Victor Lartey, secretary to Ga Royal Paramount Stool Dzaase.

The statement quoted the ruling of the Judicial Committee of the Greater Regional House of Chiefs of July 27, 2007, which declared that "until the final determination of the case pending against Nii Tackie Tawiah II, he is the Ga Mantse."

It said the Judicial Committee had then overruled the injunction which, the contending parties had sought to place on the functions of the Ga Mantse. The Committee ruled that, "an injunction is to restrain parties from doing acts in the future that might give them advantage over their opponents. It is not to order a person to stop what he is already doing or to reverse the status quo."

The statement also recalled that the Ga Traditional Council issued a General Public Notice giving a list of all the chiefs and office holders of the Ga State, and said "the list holds out the Ga Stool Dsaasetse as Nii Tetteh Kwei III and this still stands on the legal position of the council."

It said the claim being made by Nii Oto Ga as Dsaasetse of the Ga State "is fraudulent and without basis."