-Chief Of Aworasa Tells Gov’t
The Chief of Aworasa in the Asamankese Traditional area in the Eastern Region, Barima Pobi Asomaning, has called for government’s intervention in the ongoing chieftaincy dispute in the area.
He said the decision by some people to create chaos in the area by illegally installing a chief when they have no right is creating tension in the area and could escalate into an uncontrollable chieftaincy violence. He is and is therefore calling for the closure of the chief’s palace to help reduce tension.
According to Barima Pobi Asomaning, a letter from the Osewuo division dated 8th February, 2017 captured a promise made by Barima Pobi Asomaning II before Daasebre Dr Nyarko Asumadu Appiah, oseawuohene, not to go on any radio station to make statements concerning the vacant position of the Asamankese stool.
This happened after Abusuapanin Kwasi Kuma of Abrade family of Asamankese admitted that there is no Chief in Asamankese and that Gyasehene is the Regent.
Accordingly, both parties agreed with signatories in the presence of Oseawuohene.
Meanwhile, the Superior Court of Judicator in the High Court of Justice (Commercial division) sitting at Koforidua on Wednesday 23rd May, 2018 before Her ladyship, justice (Mrs) Cecilia N.S Davis ruled in favour of the Aworasa Chief with the cost of GH¢ 1,000 awarded against the Abusuapanin and his parties for attempting to quash the judgment of the judicial committee.
“This is creating tension in the area as the people are planning to cause chaos ahead of their festival. Barima Pobi II who believes in the rule of law says, the security agencies should hasten up to beef up security in Asamankese.
He says since there is no Chief at Asamankese called Osaaberima Adu Darko, the Gyasehene should immediately meet the Abrade Royal family to nominate a preferred candidate for the stool.
Barima Pobi Asomaning II says, he is pleading with H.E Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana and the minister for chieftaincy affairs and heads of the security agencies to bring the queen mother and the Abusuapanin of the area who are creating unnecessary tension to book before things go out of hand. They must lock up the chiefs palace to de-escalate tension.