Sanity is once again expected at Abrofo Mpoano, one of the landing sites in Cape Coast, following the installation of an interim Chief Fisherman for the community. For the past six years the position has been vacant.
The Kingmakers, Kona Abusua of Brofoyedur, who are responsible to install a new chief after the passing of Nana Kobina Akyer V, have been divided. They have been unable to settle their differences to appoint a new chief.
The absence of a chief fisherman at Abrofo Mpoano has led to a breakdown of law and order as illegalities and indiscriminate activities increase in the community.
Reports indicate some fishermen there were defying the ban on Tuesday fishing since there was no chief fisherman to call them to order.
Some opinion leaders from the community therefore sought the intervention of the Paramount Chief of Cape Coast, Osabarima Kwesi Atta II. The Paramount Chief invited the kingmakers on three occasions all of which they have refused to attend.
The Paramount Chief therefore gave directives for the ‘Eguaasafo’ a traditional council of fishermen to ensure that the fishermen themselves appoint their chief.
Paramount Chief of Cape Coast, Osabarima Kwesi Atta II
Upon several consultations, Kofi Krah emerged as the preferred candidate. Nana Krah told the fisher folk he was going to work to protect their trade and was also ready to vacate the stool anytime a substantive chief fisherman is appointed.
Secretary of the Eguaasafo, Kwesi Benya also agreed that the interim chief will be unseated when the actual kingmakers are ready.
Source: ATL FM News