Principal kingmakers and accredited elders of Osu Paramount Stool has rubbished media reports suggesting that there is a protracted chieftaincy dispute in the Osu Traditional Area of the Ga State.
“We wish to state clearly that, there is no chieftaincy dispute in Osu Traditional Area in respect to the occupant of the Osu Paramount Stool,” they stressed.
According to them, the issues were settled by appropriate institutions some years ago.
They stressed that since the installation of Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, as Osu Mantse the community has been blessed with so many developments and progress both traditionally and physical.
The kingmakers were responding to the recent claim by some indigenes of Osu that Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI “is not the rightful heir to the throne and that it is rather Nii Nortey Owuo who ought to be recognised as such”.
In addition, the aggrieved youth who staged the demonstration against the gazetted chief wondered why, although parts of Osu remain underdeveloped, Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, who doubles as the President of the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs, was engaged in wanton sale of lands and diversion of stool funds.
The youth group led by Nii Nortey Adumuah IV gave the government a two-week ultimatum to resolve all chieftaincy disputes in Osu and to remove what they described as “self-styled” Osu Mantse, Nii Kinka Dowuona VI, from the Osu Palace.
But at a press conference held at Osu Palace in Accra last, spokesperson for Osu Paramount Stool, Mr. Lawrence Quist dispelled the claim by the youth, describing it as “shameful, baseless and unfounded,” and added that Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI was the legitimate Osu Ga Mantse.
Mr. Quist claimed that, the youth who started the protest against Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI were hired from the neighbouring communities and not Osu indigenes.
Story: Freeman KORYEKPOR AWLESU