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05.04.2004 Regional News

Chiefs asked to settle their differences amicably

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Kodie (Ash), April.4, GNA - Baffour Ameyaw Kotoko 11, Chief of Mowire in Ashanti has called on his colleague chiefs, queenmothers and family heads to come together and find amicable settlements to the numerous chieftaincy and land disputes in the Kwabre Number Two area.

He said this was very crucial because it would bring about the needed peace and unity that would enhance the rapid and systematic physical and human development of that part of the Kwabre District. Baffour Ameyaw Kotoko was speaking at a short meeting to welcome Mr Emmanuel Asamoa Owusu-Ansah, the Judicial Secretary to Kodie on Tuesday to inspect a rehabilitated court building currently serving as the offices of the area council.

He observed that Kwabre No. 2 lacked many infrastructural facilities and it was time all traditional authorities liaise effectively with the unit committees and the assembly members to promote the development of the area. Alhaji Ahmed Akwasi Yeboah, Kwabre District Chief Executive called for peace and unity in the area and said any person who tries to obstruct the activities and programmes of the various committees in the area would be made to face the full rigors of the law.

He said Kwabre lagged behind in development and said, the assembly would help in the development of the area.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Shaibu Abubakr, Offinso District Police Commander, called on the chiefs and people to provide suitable accommodation for the police personnel in the town.

Mr Anthony Yeboah, Kodie Unit Committee Chairman said the people appreciate government's decision to split the Kwabre district into Kwabre East and West constituencies and hoped that other provisions would be made to make the West become a viable district.

He said it was important that the court was re-opened because even though there is a police station at Kodie, which is in the Kwabre District, all police cases were sent to Offinso due to administrative reasons. This, he said, was a problem to the people who travel to Offinso to seek redress and that the fines that accrue from cases sent to Offinso do not come to Kwabre.

Mr Yeboah appealed to the DCE to help construct a new market for Kodie and assist the police station with stationery.

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