Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, President of the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs (GARHC) has advised factions in the Teshie chieftaincy dispute to unite and promote peace among themselves to enable the Traditional Council to be inaugurated as it was the only area out of the 13 traditional areas in Ga-Dangme that is yet to be properly constituted and inaugurated.
He gave the advice when the House presented a committee report affirming Johnathan Adjetey Adjei known under Stool name Nii Okang Duamro Nmashie III as the Mankralo of Teshie.
The decision to confirm the title on him was arrived at by the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs (GARHC) which ruled over the impasse over who had the right over the Teshie Mankraloship.
There have been some resistance to attempts at installing the Mankralo after the demise of the late Mankralo Nii Adjei Otchwenmah Nmashie III.
The GARHC committee’s report presented to the factions by the Guggisberg Memorial Hall, Dodowa, pointed out that Jonathan Adjetey Adjei was the legitimate Mankralo of the area.
A three-member committee headed by Nene Kabu Abram Akuaku, Ada Mantse stated that “the Committee recommended that Nii Okang Duamro Nmashie III known in private life as Johnathan Adjetey Adjei should be nominated and installed as Teshie Mankralo”.
This decision was affirmed at a General House meeting.
Other members of the Committee were: the late Nene Atsure Benta III, Prampram Mankralo and Nene Kanor Atiapah III, Ningo Mankralo, while former Registrar of the House, Mr Samuel Yeboah Menkah was the secretary. The committee was inaugurated in 2013.
The report also established that, the Mankralo stool is patrilineal and that the Mankralo rotates among three (3) ruling houses namely; Nii Tetteh Otwe – We, Nii Klu Tsuru – We and Nii Klu Din – We.
The committee after the findings recommended that out of the three (3) ruling houses, Nii Tetteh Otwe We, Nii Klu Tsuru We, Nii Klu Din We, it was the turn of Nii Klu Din We to nominate a candidate for installation as Teshie Mankralo.
The committee requested that the gate whose turn it was to nominate a candidate (Nii Klu Din We) led by Ex W.O 1 Henry Sowah Otinkorang, Head of family of Nii Klu Din We to provide a candidate for installation as Teshie Mankralo, re-nominated Johnathan Adjetey Adjei known with the stool name Nii Okang Duamro Nmashie III as the Mankralo of Teshie and the committee affirmed same.
Meanwhile, Nii Kinka Dowuona urged them to resort to lay down procedure if they want to challenge the ruling reminding them that the Chieftaincy Act 759 of 2008 provided that such issues should handle by the Regional House of Chief.
Nii Dowuona added that they could proceed to the National House of Chief and subsequently to the Supreme Court if they do not agree with the recommendations of the Committee.