Disagreement Chieftaincy Minister denies knowledge of New Ga Mantse

According to the council it has no power to choose and install king for the Ga state and has done nothing of that sort

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Dr.Henry Seidu Daanaa, Minister for Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs play

Dr.Henry Seidu Daanaa, Minister for Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs

Dzasetse of the Ga State, Nii Dr Tetteh Kwei II play

Dzasetse of the Ga State, Nii Dr Tetteh Kwei II

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Government has said it is unable to make a pronouncement on who is the legitimate Ga Mantse.

This is because a legislative instrument that clarifies the true succession plan for the Ga state is yet to be passed.

The installation of a new Chief as the new Ga Mantse last weekend has sparked massive controversy within the Ga State with the Greater Accra regional minister, Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo saying the only recognised King of the Ga State is King Boni Nii Tackie Adaman Latse II.

According to him, the recent installation of Dr. Kelvin Tackie Abia as the new Ga Mantse is illegal and must not be recognised by residents of the Ga State since the right process was not followed before the installation.

“Before one can call himself a chief, he must be accepted by the traditional authorities within the area where that particular person comes from. Then from there, information and documents will be given to the regional house of chiefs where they will also approve of whatever nomination done by the traditional council,” Afotey Agbo told Citi FM.

The Ga traditional council has already rejected the claims of the kingmakers of the new chief. Government is under pressure to pronounce on the matter.

But Chieftaincy minister Dr. Seidu Daannaa told the media at a press conference Thursday August 6, that until a legislative instrument is properly passed on the Ga state and its succession plan for chiefs, the legitimacy of a Ga Mantse can’t be determined.

“The ministry is not in a position to give an answer; not until we complete the work that was started. And after everything has been done, we take the work from the regional house of chiefs to the national house. So far now, we can’t take a decision based on a half done job,” Dr. Daanaa stated.

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