HOW TO SUCCEED AS A CHIEF
- Nana Enimil Spells Out the Dos and Don’ts
By: Francis Donkoh, Tarkwa
The Omanhene of Wassa Fiase Traditional Area, Osagyefo Dr. Kwamena Enimil VI, has advised chiefs to eschew selfishness, cheating, deceit and all other forms of moral indecency.
“You are to be loyal, discipline, firm and fair in all your dealings, if you want to be successful as chiefs,” he stressed.
Osagyefo Dr. Enimil gave the advice when five new members were introduced and admitted into the council, during its end-of-year general meeting at Tarkwa last Tuesday.
They included: Nana Kwamena Damoah Ill, Divisional Chief of Mamponso; Nana Kwesi Attobrah II, Divisional Chief of Esuoso; Nana Nterboa-Pra, Divisional Chief of Prestea—Himan; Okatakyie Ampofo Adu II, Divisional Chief of Agona—Wassa; and Nana Kofah II, Safoahene of The traditional Council.
The Omanhene urged the chiefs to be innovative and development oriented, in order to promote development and growth in their communities, for people in their areas to benefit.
He stressed the need for them to collaborate with government by making necessary inputs in the planning and executing of developmental projects in their respective communities and also asked them to ensure that such projects were properly maintained to guarantee their longer lifespan and full benefits to the people.
Osagyefo Dr. Enimil called on all chiefs in the area to unite and work together towards developing of the area; and cautioned them to desist from undermining, backbiting and any act which would lead to litigation or chieftaincy conflict, adding,“Chieftaincy disputes only undermine progress, waste our time and money”.
He later briefed the council on the state of the paramount stool and reconstituted its various committees to serve a three- year term of office, as the current committees end their service on December 31. Nana Kwador Brempong III, Chief of Adum-Bamso and Bemkumhene of the paramount stool, expressed worry over the pace of development of the municipality and entreated government and all stakeholders to put their on deck towards development of the area.
He observed that Tarkwa as a municipality which provides the highest mineral loyalty to the government deserved better in terms of development and further urged government to ensure that the municipality gets its fair share of the national cake.
The Ghanaian Times Page: 17 Tuesday, December 29, 2009