Acting President of the Ga Traditional Council and Manklalo of the Ga State Nii Adote Otintor II, has given a heart-warming and assuring promise that, chiefs in Ghana would live to the desired expectations of Ghanaians and the entire world, adding that, the Ga State would lead this course to cement the shine that comes with the chieftaincy institution from generations to generations.
He asserted that, our forefathers fought to establish towns, communities and states, bequeathing a traditional heritage that has stood the test of time and one that must be protected and that must be clothed with respect and dignity.
He added that, the institution has been bedeviled with lots of problems over the years as population grew and urbanization became imminent.
He said further that, as struggle for survival and the pursuit of economic well-being became stronger, kinsmen, heirs to thrones, natives of communities and states and other traditional and social stakeholders had to travel and establish themselves in other places of choice.
This resultantly lead to people not knowing their real identities and routes, people neglecting their traditional and ancestral towns and communities, hence retarding the growth of traditional areas and communities.
However, he revealed that, there is a new wind of unity brewing among families that makes the Ga state and other traditional states; and this according to him will lead to a new wave of shine to the chieftaincy institution.
He said that, families, clans and other stakeholders of the Ga state and other traditional states are feeling a wind of unity and desire to uplift the image of the various stools they serve, and this he said is a good omen for Ghana’s chieftaincy institution.
Nii Adote Otinto II, spoke to this paper in an exclusive interview at his premises at Bortianor in the Greater Accra region of Ghana, following his coronation of Alhaja Amudalatu Akweley Opare Addo Kumdow as the Paramount Queen mother of Muslims of Sempe.
Story by Frederick E. Aggrey