Minister Calls For Installation of New Ga Mantse

Deputy Greater Accra Regional Minister, Mrs. Elizabeth Sackey, has called on kingmakers and elders of the four royal ruling houses of Ga Mashie in Accra to install a new Ga Mantse to succeed Boni Nii Amugi Soosi II whose demise occurred on December 10, 2004.

The enstoolment of a new Ga Mantse, according to Mrs. Sackey, will go a long way to resolve the protracted chieftaincy impasse that has lingered on for the past two decades.

Addressing chiefs, queens and citizens at a lecture yesterday in Accra, Mrs. Sackey stated that the absence of a Ga Mantse has resulted in the lack of effective leadership, stalling growth and development in Ga State.

The event, which was organised by Ga-Dangme Think Tank Group, was on the theme: “GaDangme, Our Heroes and our Heritage.”

The event brought together several eminent personalities from all Ga-Dangme communities including Mr. K. B. Asante, Mr. Justice V.C.R.A.C. Crabbe, Nii Ayi Bonte II, among others.

Mrs. Sackey, therefore, demanded a cessation to the many conflicts surrounding the Ga paramountcy.

This, he indicated, will pave way for an acceptable leader to emerge.

Currently, there are four claimants to the Ga State Stool following the death of the former Ga Manste, Nii Amugi II, in 2004.

This situation, Mrs. Sackey stated, was untenable, and must be immediately addressed to ensure the growth of the Ga State.

She stressed that her outfit will take serious action if the four royal families do not settle their differences to enable the state have a new Ga Mantse.

“Within the shortest time, I urge “the four royal ruling houses, that is Abola Piam, Teiko Tsuru We, Amugi We and Tackie Commey WE which make the kingmakers of the Ga State to give us a Ga Mantse,” she stressed.

…They should let me know the Ga Mantse that we going to work with. I cannot call myself Deputy Minister of Greater Accra Region without a Ga Mantse,” she said.

For her part, Queen mother of Kwabenya community, Naa Korkoi Dugbatey II, called on the people of the Greater Accra Region to come together to develop the region.

She said chieftaincy and land disputes have hindered the development of many communities for far too long.

Naa Korkoi Dugbatey II thus expressed the hope that bitterness and squabbles among the people of Ga-Dangme must cease.

She urged chiefs, queens and citizens to ensure that the spirit of togetherness exists among them at all times.

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