Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Tackie Tawiah to meet with Chiefs to plan development
By: Times REPORTER
THE newly installed Ga Mantse, Tackie Tawiah III, will meet all chiefs in the Ga Traditional Area during the week to plan a comprehensive programme for the traditional area, a spokesman for him, Nii Boye Abbey, told the Times yesterday.
Mantse Tackie Tawiah, known in private life as Dr. Jo Blankson, assumed office at the Ga Mantse’s Palace at Kaneshie as the Ga Mantse as the Ga Mantse and President of the Ga Traditional Council on Monday.
The brief ceremony was witnessed by an array of Chiefs of the Ga State including the Sempe Mantse, Nii Adotey Obour II, Ngleshie Alata Mantse, Nii Kojo Ababio, Tema Mantse, Nii Kpobi Tettey Tsuru and the Nungua Mantse, Nii Odaifio Wulensti III.
The installation of Dr. Blankson under the stool name, King Tackie Tawiah III, on June 11, 2006, was challenged by some members of the royal family.
He was inducted into the Ga Traditional Council on February 26, 2007, after he had sworn an oath to the Ga State and also at Amugi Naa.
Mr. Abbey said Nii Tackie Tawiah has already started discussions with the appropriate authorities for the youth of the Ga Traditional Area to benefit from the National Youth Employment Programme as a means of reducing unemployment in the area.
Mr. Abbey said Nii Tackie Tawiah intends to ensure unity and development in the Ga Traditional Area, and expressed the hope that all factions in the chieftaincy crisis will allow peace to prevail for development in the Ga State.
Nii Tackie Tawiah III succeeds Nii Amugi II, who died in July 2005, and was buried on January 26, 2007.
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