The Chief of Obo, a village near Abono in the Bosomtwe District of the Ashanti Region, Nana Omono Asamoah has stated that even though chieftaincy is a focal point for mobilising the people for development but could also be weakened by “divisive disputes”.
He noted that, development was affected when the wrong people are proposed and promoted to certain privileged positions for the selfish interest of some factions.
Nana Asamoah stated these in an interview with tnpnewsonline.com Correspondent when the residents in Obo, Krom and Adwafo, communities within the Bosomtwe District threatened to demonstrate against the Kokofomanhene who suppose to enstool Chief at Krom and Adwafo for development and the Assembly.
The Chief noted that in some reasons, lack of developmental projects in certain areas could not be blamed on government inaction but “lack of unity and common purpose” among traditional leaders.
“It is only one spirit of common endeavour in which jealousies, hatred, rivalries and disputes are put aside so that all residents of goodwill can work purposefully together that can rekindle the vibrancy of Obo, Krom and Adwafo”.
He commended the residents and the unit committee members for their foresight and commitment in solving some developmental problems in these communities.
The residents, especially the youth in the community has appealed to the Asantehene Otumfour Osei Tutu II to settle the protracted dispute, which had retarded progress.
They pledged their commitment to peace and dissociated themselves from the feuding factions, stating that “We would not allow ourselves to be use as agents of anarchy and intimidation. “The future of Obo, Krom and Adwafo belongs to us and we would not destroy it but protect it”.
The unit committee chairman Mr Peter Attobrah Appiah has appealed to the Omanhene of Kokofu to end their hostilities and join hands for the development of the community by given the throne of Krom-Adwafo stool to the righful person.
The unit committee secretary, Mr Asare Takyi Augustine also expressed his worried about how the district chief executive Hon Lawyer Kwadwo Assuming has taken the advantage of the chieftaincy dispute to denied them their fair share of the national cake.
Source: tnpnewsonline.con / Akwadaa Nyame