MAKE CHIEFS THE POLITICAL LAW ENFORCEMENT COORDINATORS IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND GHANA SHALL NOT ONLY KNOW PEACE AS A LAW ABIDING NATION BUT ALSO ENVIABLE IN OUR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENTAL AGENDA …
Three weeks ago when I released a statement admonishing successive Ghanaian governments to keenly include chiefs in Political appointment, some schools of thought considered the idea as progressive, but also thought our maturity as a nation has grown fallow to encourage such idea implementation. I am however happy that the Opemsuo of the Asante Kingdom, OTUMFUO OSEI TUTU II has equally called on Development Stakeholders especially Government for the active inclusion of chiefs in Ghana’s political development agenda.
In fact, before the emergence of white Democracy, every development was carried out by our Eminent Chiefs and Queens until such a time that the white supremacy realising the unflinching trust and confidence we as citizens reposed in our Royal Fathers, destroyed the governing powers of our then development anchors and that Kingship power of governorship till date is lost in Ghana’s political circles. We must embark on a restoration agenda exercise to put our nation back on track through the institution of chieftaincy.
Most of our Chiefs and Queens visit the land of our Ancestors without putting their God given wisdom and developmental talents into use.All because they have some how been maligned from the Sustainable development process. In fact, is it not a pity and disastrous to Ghana’s economy that great minds like Daasebre Prof. Emeritus Oti Boateng, OTUMFUO OSEI Tutu II, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyeman Badu, Togbe Afede XIV, Nayiri, Konor Nuer Anobaah Sasraku II, Nii Doodo Nsaki, and Osabarimba Kwesi Atta II, Katakyie Bumangama etc, as we speak are not politically engaged . These wise Kings are left by the State to rot with their ideas to visit the grave with all these invaluable God given talents.
Have we thought of it as a nation how our laws will effectively work under Royal compulsion if our constitution is amended to give our chiefs the legal biting teeth to punish law breakers in their various communities. Poor Sanitation that we have long battled as a nation for instance, would be a thing of the past following such new policy. I therefore wish to suggest to us to begin thinking into our readiness as a nation in involving our traditional Rulers in the developmental agenda process keenly.
I believe that our country can only work again if our laws are effectively enforced and that solution to me rest at the doorsteps of our respective Chiefs.Kindly let us consider our Chiefs in that regard and we shall set the fortunes of our nation on a golden path.
Nana Otu Darko
Chief Executive Officer
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