Brong-Ahafo House of chiefs admits 50th member

By Christopher Tetteh, GNA  

Sunyani, April 15, GNA -The Brong-Ahafo
Regional House of Chiefs (BARHCs), has admitted   Nana Narbi Santo II, the Paramount Chief of
Dwan Traditional Area in the Sene West District of the newly-created Bono East
Region as the 50th member.

Nana Santo II was led to swear the oath of
membership by Pimampim Yaw Kagbrese V, the President of the House whilst he
swore the membership oath of secrecy before Justice Patrick Baayeh, the
Supervising High Court Judge of Sunyani at the House’s 2019 first general
meeting on Thursday in Sunyani.

The National House of Chiefs at its 2018 end
of year meeting “approved the forms” of Nana Santo II and entered it in the
national register of Chiefs, following “the approval of his C.D. Forms by the
BARHCs during its 2018 third general meeting”.

Pimampim Kagbrese V, who is the Paramount
Chief of Yeji Traditional Area in the Pru East District of Bono East stated
Nana Santo the second’s admission to the House followed “a protracted
chieftaincy dispute over his nomination and selection which lasted for almost
three decades”.

The ‘Yejihene’ therefore congratulated him on
his persistency for ultimate victory in a long-battle fought.

He appealed to Queens and Kingmakers in the
region who play crucial role in the enstoolment of a chief to always follow the
due process in the nomination and selection of candidates to avoid
misunderstandings that usually resulted to litigations.

“Truth and transparency should be the key”,
Pimampim Kagbrese V entreated, saying that “chieftaincy litigation breaks down
family cohesion, breeds violence and retards development”.

Later in an interview with the Ghana News
Agency, Nana Santo II, a former teacher by profession expressed commitment and
determination to pursue the cause of unity for peace to promote rapid
socio-economic development in his traditional area.

He pledged to collaborate with the Forestry
Services Division of the Forestry Commission, the District Assembly and other
stakeholders to prevent indiscriminate felling of trees and illegal charcoal
burning for sustainable and best environmental practices.

Nana Santo II added the Dwan Traditional
Council would court the assistance of security agencies to clamp down on the
activities of Fulani herdsmen for especially farmers in the area to work in


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