Okatakyie flanked by the chiefs

The Nkoranza Traditional Council and the Mo Traditional Council have been at each other’s throat for no apparent reason since 1992.

Several attempts made to reconcile the two have failed until the Krontihene of Mo traditional area, who also doubles as the acting president of the council, Nana Adjei Adinkra decided to take up the issue.

With the help of Nana Yefrihene, one representative of the Mo Traditional Council and their counterparts in Nkoranza met on Friday, May 4, 2012 to solve their differences. 

Present at the palace of the Omanhene of Nkoranza traditional area were Nana Adjei Adinkra, Krontihene of Mo traditional area, Nana Kronkohene of Kintampo, Nana Amoagyare Baffo, Nifahene of Nkoranza traditional area, Nana Kwabena Tetteh, Nifahene of Nkoranza traditional area, Nana Okofo Agyapong, Adontenhene of Nkoranza traditional area.

In his opening address, Nana Yefrihene said the people of Nkoranza once lived in peace until some people created confusion between the Omanhene of Nkoranza and his counterpart in Kintampo, thereby creating unnecessary tension. He said the two traditional areas shared a common boarder and so the tension did not augur well for any of them. 

According to the Yefrihene, the reconciliation would go a long way to quicken development in both traditional areas.

On his part, the Krontihene of Mo traditional area, Nana Adjei Adinkra said he found it very necessary to reconcile with the people of Nkoranza because the two ethnic groups were brothers and so there was no need for them to lock horns. He called for frequent interactions between the two factions so that anytime there are some differences it could be nipped in the bud.

According to Okatakyie Agyemang Kodom, he was happy that at long last those who had been working to divide the two paramouncies have been put to shame, adding that unity is strength.  He said there were certain people who gained when the people of Nkoranza and Mo fought but now that the two had come together such people should rethink and give peace a chance. 

Nana Okatakyie noted that so many years ago, the people of Nkoranza fought with the Gonjas and the Bandas but the people of Nkoranza never went to war with the Mos.  He therefore urged the chiefs and people of Mo to see the people of Nkoranza as their brothers and sisters and remember that there could be development in both traditional areas if there was peace.

According to Okatakyie Agyemang Kodom, the reconciliation that took place called for jubilation since the two groups had come together.

On the protracted chieftaincy problems in the Mo traditional area, Nana Okatakyie Agyemang Kodom said he would do his best to bring sanity to the area.

 From Eric Bawah, Nkoranza

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