The Ga Asafoatsemei and Asafoanyemei have urged the Dzaasetse of the Ga Traditional Area, Dr. Nii Tetteh Kwei to as a matter of urgency install a new Ga Mantse for the Ga State.

Ga Asafoatse criesAddressing a press conference here in the national capital, the Ga Asafoatsemei, Nii Mankata observed the installation of a new Ga Mantse would prevent any bloodshed and anarchy in the area.

He said, “The Ga Asafoatsemei and Asafoanyemei are calling on Dr. Nii Tetteh Kwei, the Ga Dzaasetse, to honour his customary obligation by installing a substantive Ga Mantse for the Ga State to lead the Ga State in its developmental agenda.”

The Ga State, Nii Mankata emphasized, has not witnessed peace and development since the former Ga Mantse, Boni Nii Amugi kicked the bucket.

The succession to the throne, he observed has been characterized by mistrust and conflict hence making it difficult for one to identify who the Ga Mantse is as a result of the many claimants to the throne.

“In fact, the succession has been characterized by mistrust, and conflict and confusion to mention just a few of the forces at play. The influence of money and party politics cannot be underestimated. In fact, I do not even know who the Ga Mantse is, because of all the confusion surrounding the many claimants to the high position,” he stated.

Nii Mankata further observed the elders of the Ga State were not happy with the development and expressed their support to the Ga Dzaase to come out with a new Ga Mantse for the people.

He said, “We fervently give our wholehearted support to the Ga Dzaase Paramount Stool, which in our view is the only body mandated to nominate and install a Ga Mantse to discharge its obligation without fear or favour,” he emphasized.

The Ga Asafoatsemei assured the traditional structures that had grind to a halt would be re-structured to work once again for the benefit of the Ga State.

The Abola Mantse, Nii Ahene Nunoo III, expressed grave concern about the sinking image of the Ga State and emphasized he would help to restore its lost status.

“As the Atofo of the Ga Mantse (chief counselor/adviser), I am not happy at all about this negative image of the Ga State. It is my intention to help the Ga Dzaase to cleanse the Ga State of its negative image and replace it with a positive outlook,” he stated.

Nii Ahene Nunoo III called on the people of the Ga Traditional Area to support the Dzaasetse to install a new Ga Mantse to bring the desired progress and development they envisage.

“We are one people with a common destiny, bound together by a common custom, tradition and culture. It is only when we are united under a strong and formidable leader that we can forge ahead and make progress as a people,” the Abola Mantse admonished.

The Ga State has had its own succession challenges with the passing on of Nii Amugi II on December 10, 2004.

Known in private life as Simon Nii Yarboi Yartey, Nii Amugi was enstooled as Ga Mantse on March 20, 1965 and ruled for 39 years.

Since his death, many people have claimed to be the rightful heirs to the throne as a result of which the peace of the area have been badly affected thereby retarding development.