The Kumasi Traditional Council has called on government to immediately restore the power for chiefs to summon their subjects. The Council hopes this will give back some respect to traditional chieftaincy.
Citifmonline.com reports that the president of the Council and Chief of Bantama, Baffour Owusu Amankwatia, said the cooperation of the president in restoring the power should happen without delay.
He added that this will help traditional leaders to play many meaningful roles in solving pertinent issues in their local areas.
Speaking to the media on his New Year message in Kumasi, he emphasised the fight against galamsey, for instance, would have been easier if the chiefs had power of summons.
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Nana Amankwatia explained that the Council receives daily reports about people engaging in galamsey and can do a lot to help increase the success rate of the ban on galamsey.
It is not clear whether government would move with the speed the chiefs are demanding but this is a matter previous governments have promised to consider.
Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that some Ghanaian social media users have descended on the Majority Leader of Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, for describing John Mahama as Ghana’s worst president in the last 30 years.
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Mr. Mensah Bonsu had earlier said the country saw little progress during the tenure of Mahama and the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
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