The Paramount Chief of Upper Dixcove in the Ahanta West Municipality of the Western Region, Obrempong Hima Dekyi XIV, has forgiven the Member of Parliament for Ahanta West Constituency, Ebenezer Kojo Kum, and his supporters.
He has also gone ahead to lift the ban placed on the MP and members of his campaign team – from campaigning on his land – by his Upper Dixcove traditional council.
The Council last week poured libation and invoked curses on the MP and his supporters for denigrating the Hima Dekyi Stool.
The Council subsequently issued a two-week ultimatum to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the area and the MP to apologise or face its full wrath.
www.3news.com can confirm that a delegation from the Party met the Council and apologized.
Speaking on the occasion of his five years’ rule as Omanhen of Upper Dixcove, Obrempong Hima Dekyi XIV indicated that once an apology has been rendered, everything should go back to normalcy.
“If those who are part of the issue and can intervene have done the needful, then there is no need to hold any grudges with anyone. And so, I ‘ve used the great stool of the land to settle the issue. I’m therefore cautioning that what has happened here should not degenerate into politics. What the Chiefs said should not have been politicized because what they said was based purely on customs and traditions.”
Obrempon Hima Dekyi admonished traditional rulers of Ahantaman to desist from things that will cause divisions as they stifle development.
He reminded them that Ahantaman can only be developed when there is unity.
“Ahantaman is ancient, our development has stalled. We should try as much as possible to shy away from any acts of divisiveness and rather fashion out ways to make our subject self-reliant and self-sufficient. That way, we give true meaning to our place in society,” he said.
He added: “There are three big chiefs here in Ahanta West. Imagine what will happen should we all unite and also unite our sub chief. Definitely, Ahantaman will prosper.”
By Eric Yaw Adjei|3news.com|Ghana