Dr Henry Seidu Daannaa, the Minister of Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs, has said failure by chiefs of Kwahu to bury one of their colleagues who died more than three years ago due to a misunderstanding was a source of worry.

He said this would create tension in the traditional area and pose a threat to peace.

Dr Daannaa said this when he met representatives of the Kwahuman Traditional Council in Koforidua on Tuesday to discuss how to resolve the misunderstanding in the area to make it possible for the late Atibie queen, Nana Amma Akoma 11 who died in November 2009 at the age of 38, to be buried.

?As one forges ahead in our modern economic development as a country, we must adopt best practices which are in tune with our time and our traditional institutions must not be left out,? he said.

Dr Daannaa said in such situations, traditional authorities had a lot of wisdom that they could fall on to protect the good name of the chieftaincy institution, adding ?Of course if there are grievances, those grievances have to be addressed so that in the future such unfortunate situations do not occur again.?

He said it was the hope of the Ministry and for that matter the government that the meeting would open up channels for the issue tobe resolved and the queen laid to rest.

He said ?in our drive to showcase Ghana?s chieftaincy to the outside world, this problem at Atibie is one that is not beyond solution by Abene, considering the fact that the Kwahuman Kingdom is one of the ancient and well established kingdoms of pre-colonial time.?

Later in an interview with newsmen, Dr Daannaa said the meeting was fruitful adding that another one would be held very soon between the two feuding gates to finalize arrangements towards the burial of the queen.

Nana Somuah Mireku Nyampong 111, Apagyahene, led the delegation of the Kwahuman chiefs.

Source: GNA


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