Members of the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs say they are running out of patient over President John Dramani Mahama’s reluctance to rescind his decision to transfer their registrar, Harry Anthony Attipoe.
According to the chiefs, they have observed that the President by his decision, is happy with the numerous chieftaincy disputes in the region and do not want peace to prevail in Accra.
They threaten to lead a massive demonstration against President Mahama if he kept to the decision.
The chiefs came to the resolution following a fresh petition from the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs for the said registrar to vacate his post to the Volta Regional House of Chiefs with immediate effect.
Speaking to journalists on the matter, Nene Kano Atiapah III, Acting President of the Ningo Traditional Area and member of the House indicated that the House of Chiefs had met and petitioned the President again to rescind his decision due to the registrar’s efforts in settling chieftaincy matters in the region and would not like to lose him because they want peace to prevail in the area.
He stressed that, the sector minister disrespected them by not consulting them before taking what he described as the “malicious transfer decision.”
According to him, they would have no option than to storm the Flagstaff House to demonstrate if the President still maintained his position to remove the registrar from Greater Accra.
Nene Atiapah III expressed suspicion that the Chief of Staff and the Minister of Chieftaincy might be succumbing to an ultimatum given by a Coalition of Ga-Dangbe Youth, a development they found very unfortunate “because as traditional leaders we are stakeholders in the development of the region and the nation as a whole but for the Chief of Staff and Minister of Chieftaincy to bypass us and succumb to an ultimatum by a youth group, leaves much to desired.”
It would be recalled that sometime in April, 2016, some concerned youth in Kpone organised a demonstration against the Kpone Traditional Council and alleged that Mr. Attipoe had collected $5 million from the Sunon Asogli Power Plant and pocketed same.
The youth consequently called for his removal of the registrar.