The New Crusading Guide – Chieftaincy Minister-designate identifies 352 unresolved disputes.

The Minister designate for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Mr Samuel Kofi Dzamesi, has disclosed that there are 352 unresolved chieftaincy disputes in the country.

He therefore gave the assurance that if given the nod, the Ministry chieftaincy disputed resolution.

Mr Dzamesi made this known when he appeared before the parliament’s Appointment Committee for vetting.

He said the Ministry would also support the codification of chieftaincy successions at the various traditional areas and assured that government would not interfere in enstoolment and enskinment of chiefs.

Addressing the assertion that the chieftaincy institution had lost its value he said the chieftaincy institution was very much respected in society because chiefs were the custodians of the culture, and would, therefore, assists them to grow and contribute their quota towards national development.

Commenting on some cultural practices such as Female Genital Mutilation, that infringed on the rights of people, he said there was a Research Department at the Ministry that had conducted extensive research into outmoded cultural practices and he study the recommendations and  revoke customs and practices that infringed on the fundamental rights of Ghanaians and encourage the good ones.

Mr Dzamesi, a former Deputy Volta Regional Minister revealed that paramount chiefs and queenmothers took GH₵500 and GH₵350 respectively as their monthly allowances, which he described as inadequate an assured that if the Finance Minister make more funds available it would be increased.



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