The Aowin Traditional Council has held its first general meeting in three-and-a-half years following the settlement of chieftaincy disputes in the area.
The Council has since December, 2018 been unable to hold meetings as the law demands after protracted chieftaincy disputes led to the closure of its office at Enchi and several court actions.
On Thursday, August 25, the first meeting was held at the new office behind the Forestry Commission office at Enchi Kokwado.
“We want to declare to the people of Aowin and beyond that the Aowin Traditional council is officially opened for business,” the Council said after the successful meeting.
“We therefore entreat government and state institutions to deal directly with the Traditional Council and not the unconstitutional Aowin Paramount,” Spokesperson Ketebu Kwame Nkansah II said.
The Aowin Traditional Council is an established act under the Chieftaincy Act 759 and an independent body mandated by law to oversee and administer issues relating to traditions and customs in Aowin Traditional Area in the Western North Region.
The Acting President of the Council is Nana Kojo Sikanta II.