The Denkyira Traditional Council has been advised to be Proactive in orderl to avert possible anarchy at Nkotumso Nkasawura stool land.
Nkotumso Nkasawura is a mining community in the Upper Denkyira West District in the Central Region of Ghana.
A cross section of concerned residents in the area over the weekend who made the appeal lamented that there is a total break of law and order in the said community.
According to concerned residents who spoke to the media, even though,the law permits Doduo Biribi Aduonum-Gyeabour to operate fully as a Chief to be able to reorganize and develop his jurisdiction but Nana Anyimadu Kuffour II, popularly known as Kwabena Ebo in a funeral poster sighted by residents last Friday is allegedly parading himself as the Chief of the area which is allegedly gradually bringing tension in the community.
The chieftaincy case is said have started in September, 2011 where the summary judgment was given on the 8th of April, 2021; whilst the certified written copy of the judgment was delivered on the 22nd of April 2021at the Denkyira Traditional Council.
That is two weeks after the summary judgment was delivered.
The Chief, Doduo Biribi Aduonum-Gyeabour was said have been properly installed according to customs and traditions of Denkyira on the 26th of April 2021.
The Defendants (Nana Anyimadu Kuffour II) made an appeal thereafter (in April, 2021) at the Central Regional House of Chiefs.
The summary judgment was delivered on 17th February 2022 in favour of the Defendants/Appellants; against all odds.
Both parties were told to come in two weeks for the certified true copy of the judgment in two weeks as usual.
A notice of appeal was filed by the Plaintiffs/ Respondents to the National House of Chiefs on the 18th of February 2021.
The panel at the Central Regional House of Chiefs couldn’t deliver the certified written copy of the judgment in two weeks as assured.
Upon persistence attempts by their lawyers and the Plaintiffs/ Respondents themselves in writing,Calls and personal demands, the panel is yet to deliver the certified true copy of the judgment till date.
That is over five months after delivering the summary judgment.
Meanwhile, the Plaintiffs/Respondents and their lawyers are waiting eagerly to proceed to the National House of Chiefs but not without the certified copy of the judgment.
It is against the background,some concerned community members are blaming the Traditionall and Regional House of Chiefs for undue delay contributing to the current tension in the area..
This, according to residents or community members is resulting in prolong litigations to the detriment of the socioeconomic development of the affected areas.
They also cited story of the Nkasawura Stool Lands case, lasting over eleven years.
The concerned residents are wondering why Doduo Biribi Aduonum-Gyeabour has been properly installed to serve the people but some people are still putting obstacles in his ways not to allow him to operate fully.
The media has also gathered that notice of Appeal has been filled at National House of Chiefs for stay of execution.
That means the judgment of the Judicial Committee of the Central Region has been put on hold till the final determination at the National House of Chiefs.
Investigation has revealed that after over five months of the summary judgment of the Judicial Committee of the Central Regional House the certified written copy of the judgment is still not delivered.
A number of concerned residents in the area have alleged that some Chiefs have been victimized at Traditional/ Regional houses and it’s high time the Ministry of Chieftaincy set eyes on their operations.
The lastest victims concerned bresidents alleged are the people of Nkotumso community whose areas lack development because of the unnecessary prolonged litigations.
Nkasawura Stool Lands, for the lack of chief over eleven years has rendered the towns underdeveloped.
Social vices such as teenage pregnancies, stealing,premature deaths resulting from people falling into open pits left by illegal miners, school drop outs and other lawlessness associated with people without a caretaker.
The concerned residents are therefore appealing to the Denkyira Traditional Council, Central Regional House of Chiefs, National House of Chiefs and the Ministry of Chieftaincy to up their overnight games over the activities of the houses under their jurisdictions.
The performances of some of the chiefs are abysmal to the socio-economic development of the Country.