Ho, June 11, GNA - Queenmothers in the Volta Region would have to wait a little longer to be represented in that Region's House of Chiefs.
This is to pave the way for the early passage of L.I 2207 aimed at expanding membership of the House from the current 46 to 118, following the 'restoration' of more traditional areas in the Region to paramount status.
The House observed that to avert a further delay in the passage of L.I. 2207 by amending it to include the Queen-mothers, a new L.I. would be needed to address the representation of the Queen-mothers in the House.
The House reached this consensus at its general meeting in Ho on Thursday during which the issue took centre-stage in the deliberations.
The House observed that L.I. 2207 had been awaiting approval for two years now and must not be delayed further.
The House said it was not against the membership of the Queenmothers but the technicalities involved must be explained. Problems related to the modalities for selecting the Queenmothers into the House must also be addressed, it added.
The House said the issues involved in the representation of the Queenmothers in the House must be carefully considered rather than being emotional, given the peculiarities of the Region.