Saltpond and Yamoransa installs a new chief after 12 years chieftaincy dispute
The Chief Nana Okese Essandoh IX was sworn in by the Central Regional House of Chiefs' President, and Paramount Chiefs in the Central Region.
Traditional rulers in the Nkusukum Traditional area in the Mfantseman Municipality, in the Central Region have installed a new chief after 12 years of chieftaincy dispute.
The chief, Nana Okese Essandoh IX was sworn in by the Central Regional House of Chiefs' President and all Paramount Chiefs in the Central Region.
Residents and sub-chiefs in the area have expressed excitement about this development.
Soireenews' investigations revealed that, Saltpond and Yamoransa have for some years now refused to celebrate the famous Odambea festival because of the chieftaincy dispute.
Speaking to our Central Regional correspondent, Abusuapanyin Kojo Ahinful, the newly installed chief, Nana Okese Essandoh IX called for unity among the people and also pledged to ensure peace and sanity in the area. He also promised that festivals will be duly celebrated and together with the people promote development in the community.
Lawyer for the Chief, Mr. Peter King Badu Prah added his voice to the call for peace and unity, and entreated the people to end chieftancy disputes in the Mfantseman Municipality.
In addition, lawyer for the defendant Nana Appredontwe IX also made similar calls on the people.
Abusuapanyin Kojo Ahinful, Central Region