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Chieftaincy Ministry Nullifies Induction Of Ga Stool Claimants

Samuel Kofi Dzamesi

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The Ministry of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs has ordered two claimants of the Ga Stool, Nii Adama Latse II and Nii-Ayi Bonte, to seize parading themselves as members of the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs.

According to the Ministry, the two were inducted into the regional house of chiefs under unclear circumstances, hence nullifies their inclusion as members.

A letter from the ministry dated October 27, 2017, and sighted by citifmonline.com, said “the two should not attend upon the House, participate in any matters of the House, and no benefits and privileges or all other incidentals should be extended to the two referred above.”

The letter, signed by the sector minister, Kofi Dzamesi, also said the Ministry believes it is not appropriate to give credence and legitimacy to the status of the two “until all issues subsisting and pertaining to the two brought and pursued by other parties are resolved.”

Meanwhile, an Accra High court on Thursday dismissed an injunction seeking to stop the induction of Nii Adama Latse II as president of the Ga Traditional council filed by the acting president.

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Reverse Nii Adama Latse’s induction as Ga Mantse – Ga Traditional Council

Also in October this year, acting President of the Ga Traditional Council, Nii Dodoo Nsaki II, who is also Otublohum Mantse, asked the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs to reverse the induction of Nii Adama Latse as the Ga Mantse into its fold.

The Council said at the time that it had picked reports in sections of the media suggesting that Nii Adama Latse had been inducted into the House of Chiefs as Ga Mantse.

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4 arrested in fresh clashes over Ga Mantse installation

The confusion over who qualifies to be the Ga Mantse has existed since the demise of Boni Nii Amugi II in December 2004, which was followed by several people laying claim to the stool.

Nii Tackie Teiko Tsuru II became the fifth Ga Mantse to be installed since the death of Nii Amugi II.

According to Ga tradition, the kingship rotates among four royal houses, namely, Teiko Tsuru We, Amugi We, Abola Piam We and Tackie Kommey We.

The general consensus is that, it is the Abola Piam We’s turn to enstool a Ga Mantse.

On October 25, four persons were arrested, after chaos erupted during a press conference by the Abola Piam We (Clan), at Ga Mashie in Accra, following threats by the Royal House to install a new Ga Mantse.