Some chiefs of Wassa Fiase Traditional Council in the Western Region, together with some concerned residents, have demonstrated in demand for a Paramount Chief for the area.
The Wassa Fiase Traditional Area has been without a Paramount Chief since 2016, following the destoolment of Osagyefo Kwamina Ennimil.
The situation, according to the demonstrators, is hampering development of the area.
The demonstrators, clad in red, walked through some principal streets of Tarkwa, carrying placards with various inscriptions.
Some of the placards read: ‘Wassaman is not for sale’, ‘Allow Odeneho Krukoko to rule’, among several others.
The Public Relations Officer of the Wassa Fiase Traditional Council, Fiifi Ampong, reading a speech signed by the Queenmother of Wassa Fiase, requested President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to provide the Council adequate security to enable Odeneho Akrofa Krukoko II to be reinstated as the Omanhene of the Wassa Fiase Traditional Council.
He stated that Odeneho Akrofa Krukoko II has been cleared by both the Western Regional House of Chiefs and the National House of Chiefs to be reinstated to continue his kingship as the Omanhene.
This followed his conviction in 2002 by Sekondi High Court for contempt.
He further stated that the current situation of the Wassa Fiase Traditional Council with regard to chieftaincy affairs is hampering the needed development and appeals to the President to intervene.
By William Benjamin Peters|Connect FM|3news.com|Ghana