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Total of 6,000 land cases pending before Central Region courts – Omanhene

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LandA total of six thousand land cases are pending before Lower and High Courts in the Central Region, former President of the Central Regional House of Chiefs, Nana Kwame Nkyi has disclosed.

Nana Nkyi, Omanhene of Assin Apimanim, and member of the Regional House of Chiefs, lamented that some of the cases pending were more than 10 or 20 years.

He made this known when he delivered a lecture at the Agona Nyakrom Traditional Council Meeting at Nyakrom in the Agona West.

The lecture was on the topic: “the duties and responsibilities of a chief, queen-mother, Abusuapanyin and Asafohene”.

He said the situation had really affected the financial positions of family members, and had also retarded development of towns and villages.

The Omanhene urged the chiefs, queen-mothers, heads of families, and others, to refrain from resorting to the courts to settle their individual differences on lands.

The former President of Regional House of Chiefs said the chieftaincy institution constituted major resources that could be tapped to reinforce the modernization of government structures.

The Omanhene called for appropriate steps to ensure the effective participation of chiefs in the local government system, to improve on development in rural areas.

He suggested to the Judicial Service to ensure the speedily disposal of land cases pending before courts, to reduce the waste of resources, energy and time of family members and individual groups.

Okofo Katakyi Nyakoh Eku X, Omanhene of the Nyakrom Traditional Area, announced that the National House of Chiefs had listed his name in the National Register of Chiefs as Omanhene, despite the initial misunderstanding after his installation.

He expressed concern about poor road networks in the Agona West Municipality, and appealed to the government to rehabilitate them to facilitate the movement of foodstuff and goods.

He urged the Agona East District and Agona West Municipal Assemblies to strive hard to roll out effective programmes to improve the living condition of the people.

Mr Samuel Oppong, Agona West MCE,  said the Assembly had completed the building plan for the construction of a new palace for the Omanhene at the cost of GH¢500,000.

He said the government had awarded the rehabilitation of the Agona Nyakrom /Breman Asikuma road on contract, adding that the contractor had begun work on the project.

The MCE said the Assembly had put in place effective plans to improve the quality of education for the people of the Agona Nyakrom Traditional Area.

Source: GNA

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