By Our Reporter
The Chief of Akyem Kwabeng, Daasebre Ayimadu Kantamanso II, has passionately appealed to government to consider traditional rulers or Chiefs in the country by giving them some monthly allowances or salary for their upkeep.
According to Daasebre Ayimadu Kantamanso II, chiefs are very important in the development of a country and in nation building, since they are the custodians of lands in their communities it means that they play vital role in every project that takes off in the community.
He further reiterated that government takes up to 55% of their royalties in the name of taxes which leaves them with nothing to write home about.
He was speaking to a section of the public as he handed over medical equipment and consumables to the Atiwa West District Health Directorate, a move he says, is the first of many to come to make sure all health facilities in the district are well equipped to handle medical emergencies including the novel Covid-19.
Additionally, an amount of 1,000 was added to the items for other expenses by the Directorate.
He is by this, appealing to the Ministry and Minister for Chieftaincy and cultural affairs, Hon. Kofi Dzamasi, to intervene by carrying their plea to cabinet for consideration.
Daasebre Ayimadu Kantamanso II again asked Government to restore back the power of the chiefs taken over by Government due modernity. Since gone were the days chief were powerful in their various communities.
The Atiwa West District Director of Health, Dr Benedict Bekui on his part commended the chief and his people for such a benevolent gesture and also making the health of his people a priority and coming to their assistance.
He further stated that they have no confirmed case of COVID-19 in their district but suspected cases of which they are awaiting results.