Chieftaincy Ministry has been ineffective in resolving disputes – Fraud and Security Analyst

The Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Mr Ebenezer Kojo Kum

The Ministry of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs has been ineffective in resolving chieftaincy-related conflicts in the country, a Fraud and Security Analyst, Mr Richard Kumadoe has said.

He explained that the Ministry was created to tackle, among other things, issues relating to Chieftaincy but has failed to deliver on its mandate.

Mr Kumadoe was reacting to concerns by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to the effect that Ghana spends too much resources on resolving chieftaincy conflicts in the country.

Mr Akufo-Addo expressed worry that half of the National Security budget is spent on resolving chieftaincy disputes in parts of the country.

He was of the view that the documentation of traditional council state books would help resolve Chieftaincy disputes.

He said these while launching the Kwahu State book at Mpreaso in the Eastern region on Saturday April 16.

The book is a 3000-page document containing the history, culture and customs of the Kwahu state

“Upon assumption of office, I realized that we spend the financial resources in resolving chieftaincy conflicts. We spend a lot of money trying to resolve chieftaincy disputes in all parts of the country,” President Akufo-Addo said.

Speaking on this matter on the mid day news on TV3 Sunday April 17, Mr Kumadoe said “I agree with the President, we so much time in tackling old tradition in the system and we should find a way as a nation in bringing them in a coherent manner that will make them more productive.

“Remember in the in wisdom of founders of our nation they had a whole Ministry for Chieftaincy , I think that Ministry has been a bit ineffective and that is why we are having much problems in that area.”

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By Laud Nartey||Ghana