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Five new Traditional Councils inaugurated in Volta Region

By Mutala Yakubu
Five new Traditional Councils inaugurated in Volta Region (Photo credit: Citi)

Five new Traditional Councils have been inaugurated in the Volta Region by the Ministry for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs.

The purpose of the new council is aimed at ending chieftaincy disputes and bring traditional leadership closer to the people.

A delegation led by the Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Samuel Kofi Dzamesi, in a three-day tour of the Volta Region, created Afife Traditional Council, initially under Anlo Traditional Council, Adaklu and Ziavi Traditional Councils carved out from Asogli, Logba and Wusuta also previously under Akpini Traditional Council respectively.

Speaking at the various areas, the Minister urged the chief not to use the councils for litigation and for political purposes but rather focus on solving problems.

“The new traditional councils should not be seen as platforms for unnecessary litigations but rather a problem solving one. The Ministry will be so delighted to see the councils in peace and litigation-free areas which will enforce development in the region,” he said.

He also used the tour to charge the various chiefs to remember the government’s efforts in the creation of the new Councils saying ” I want you all to forever remember those people and their party who have given you total independence” .

He added that the government is much concerned about chiefs, therefore they’ll create more traditional councils to mitigate chieftaincy disputes across the country.

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Afadzato South, Wisdom Semanu Seneadza, speaking at one of the ceremonies in Logba indicated that the new Councils form part of the government’s decentralization programme.

He advised the traditional rulers to collaborate with the various government appointees to enhance development in peace and unity.

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