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30.05.2016 General News

Greater Accra Chiefs Petition President Over Registrar Transfer

By Daily Guide
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MEMBERS OF the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs have petitioned President John Dramani Mahama to reverse the decision regarding the transfer of the registrar of the house, Harry Anthony Attipoe.

According to the chiefs, the registrar had been a key element behind the reduction of chieftaincy disputes in the region within the two years he had been in office.

The petition, a copy of which is in the possession of DAILY GUIDE and signed by 10 members of the house, including the President, Nene Abram Kabu Akuaku III, stated, “We have known Mr. Attipoe for the past two years that he has worked with the house as a person with a rare determination to get things done right. By virtue of this unique capability, he is able to co-opt any person needed in ensuring the implement of plans and programmes of the house.

“An example at the moment is the workshop that the house is organizing on installation and destoolment of chiefs and queen mothers for traditional councils in the Greater Accra Region. The house directed the registrar to be the key resource person and the workshop has been of   immense benefit to chieftaincy in the region and has reduced disputes drastically.”

They were of a strong belief that the transfer of the registrar would seriously have a negative effect on the smooth execution of projects in the house since he is the pivot in the execution of various projects the house has initiated.

It would be recalled that Mr. Attipoe, who doubles as the registrar of the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs and the Kpone Traditional Council, on April 1, 2016, was transferred to the Volta Region.

Information had it that Mr. Attipoe was transferred as a result of some allegations leveled against him by the Concerned Youth of Kpone in their demonstration against the Kpone Traditional Council on March 10, 2016.

Attipoe was accused of pocketing an amount of $5,000,000 he allegedly collected from Sunon Asorgli Power Plant on behalf of the Kpone Traditional Council.

But the Council in a letter dated April 18, 2016 to the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs, had stated categorically that the allegations were 'baseless and unfounded.'

Besides Sunon Asorgli Power, the company which was mentioned as giving the money to Mr. Attipoe, in a letter to the chieftaincy ministry dated April 27, 2016, also denied any transaction between it and Mr. Attipoe on behalf of the traditional council.

From Vincent Kubi, Dodowa

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