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09.09.2005 Regional News

Establish the Royal College of Chiefs - Government urged


Awutu Mankessim (CR), Sept 9, GNA - The Ankobiahene of the Awutu Traditional Area and Chief of Awutu Mankessim, Nai Kwao Otuo V, has expressed his full support for the call on the government to establish a Royal College of Chiefs to train traditional rulers on issues boarding on the chieftaincy institution.

Speaking at a meeting of the Ankobia Royal Family at Awutu Mankessim as part of their annual Akomasi Festival, Nai Otuo said the suggestion was an excellent one, which had to given serious attention to enhance the role of Chiefs.

He said when Chiefs were offered regular training on the Chieftaincy Act and other relevant subjects it would go a long way to eliminate disputes and litigations impeding the progress of towns and villages in many traditional areas.

Nai Otuo said the many chieftaincy and land disputes in the country could be attributed to lack of knowledge about the Chieftaincy Act and functions of traditional rulers.

He urged the government to discuss the suggestion for discussion with the various Regional Houses of Chiefs for implementation.