Story: Kwaku FRIMPONG
President Akufo-Addo has stated that he will do everything possible to ensure that the chieftaincy dispute in Okuapeman is resolved to pave way for the gazetting of Okuapehene Oseadeeyo Kwasi Akuffo II.
President Akufo-Addo said, Akropong being his hometown, he owes it a duty to bring finality to the chieftaincy dispute in Okuapeman.
Okuapehene, Oseadeeyo Kwasi Akuffo II, 35, known in private life as Odehye Kwadwo Kesse Antwi succeeded Oseadeeyo Nana Addo Dankwa III who died six years ago.
He was enstooled Okuapehene on May 3,2020. However, the Paramount Queenmother Nana Afua Nketiaa Obuo II and a faction in Sakyiabea Royal family are still litigating noting laid down Traditional processes were not duly followed hence the installation in their view is null and void. They are battling him at the law court and the House of Chiefs.
But according to President Akufo-Addo, the dispute will be resolved just as he has achieved in Yendi and Ga.
“Just last three days if you read the newspapers, watch television and listened to radio stations, you will notice that the Ga Mantse who was embroid in litigation for many years in court, Traditional house of chiefs and Supreme Court, has finally been gazetted. He’s taken his position at the Regional Council. This is the second major chieftaincy dispute that under my leadership has been resolved. The first one of course is what happened in Yendi which led to the enstoolment of Yaa Naa who is in state helping to spur up development in the area.”The President said.