National House of Chiefs starts research on succession of chiefs

Traditional rulers

The National House of Chiefs (NHC) acting in concert with the National Commission for Civic Education has started a research into the line of succession of selected paramount stools and skins in the country.

The project, funded by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the Ghana Government, is aimed at building a good data base to end enstoolment and enskinment disputes.

Wulugu Naba Pugansua Naa Professor John S. Nabila, President of the House, said this at the end of year general meeting of the NHC in Kumasi at the weekend.

He said through series of consultations 12 Legislative Instruments had been approved by Parliament to become laws to ensure peaceful succession to stools.

Prof Nabila said, a Chieftaincy Bulletin of the House, a requirement of the 1992 Constitution and the Chieftaincy Act 759 of 2008, had also been published to enable the names of chiefs and queens to be entered into the national register of chiefs.

The House has also formed Mediation Committees to minimise the chieftaincy and land disputes.

Prof Nabila said the Standing Committee of the House had approved the establishment of the House of Chief Endowment Fund to solicit for funds in support of its activities and programmes.

Naa Pouele Karbo III, Lawra Naa was sworn-in as a member of the House by Justice Reuben Benentea Batu, Supervising High Court Judge.

Source: GNA

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