Chiefs advised to embrace technology

BY: Charles Andoh

A high Court Judge, Justice Mrs Rebecca Naa Shormeh Sittie, has advised traditional rulers in the country to be abreast of technology to help them in their administration.

According to her, the world was changing through technology, hence the need for chiefs to equip and acquaint themselves with knowledge in Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

Justice Mrs Sittie was speaking in Accra at the induction ceremony for five traditional rulers of the Osu Traditional Council to be admitted to the Ga Traditional Council. 

Those inducted were Nii Kwabena Bonne V, Osu Alata Mantse; Nii Amarh Sogblah IV, Haatso Mantse; Nuumo Narku Agbeti II, Osu Klotey Wulomo; Nuumo Gbelenfo III, Ga Wulomo; and Nii Saban Atsen VII, Gyaasetse.

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Historic event

Addressing the gathering before the induction, the Paramount Chief of the Osu Traditional Area, Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, said the ceremony was historic.

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He said the induction of the members into the Ga Traditional Council would enable them to  become the mouthpiece of the Osu Traditional Council.

He, therefore, entreated all agencies, including stakeholders and the media, to channel any information concerning the council through them for effective and collective redress.

He expressed happiness at the induction ceremony, saying:  “Today is definitely a historic day for the chiefs and citizens of the Osu Traditional Area. It is a day to mark the fulfilment of a vision come true, which our detractors and sceptics had considered far-fetched and indeed, impossible,” he said with great joy.

Nii Dowuona charged the new members to do their best to achieve positive results for the council in order to improve the lives of the citizens.

He further urged them to bring the expertise in their various fields of endeavour on board to help transform Osu and the council.


End of litigation  

The Registrar of the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs, Mr Harry Attipoe, stressed that the occasion should end the litigation among the chiefs in the council.

He condemned the situation where some persons wrote anonymous  letters to discredit chiefs in the council and pointed out that it had generated animosity among the chiefs in most cases and retarded growth in the area.

Mr Attipoe advised that all grievances should be channelled through the appropriate quarters for redress.