June 13, 2011

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Ablekuma North, Justice Joe Appiah has added his voice to the call for peace to prevail in Ga Mashie.

The area over the weekend witnessed confrontations in which several people were injured following the installation of a new Ga mantse under the stool name Nii Tackie Adama Latse II on Sunday.

The new chief hails from Piam, one of the Royal Houses within the Ga state is a London based business man privately known as George Tackie.

Some kingmakers within the Ga state introduced the supposed new chief to elders of the Ga royal houses at a ceremony at the Ga stool house.

The Gbese Mantse Nii Ayibonte II, had earlier in the week threatened that he will enstool a new chief by August this year. He insisted there is no Ga Mantse, rubbishing the existence of Nii Tackie Tawiah II who has been acclaimed as the Ga Mantse and recognized as the chairman of the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs.

Speaking to ghanamps.gov.gh, the Member of Parliament for Ablekuma North, Justice Joe Appiah condemned the act of violence that was visited on persons in and around the Ga mantse’s place calling on the police to take immediate action to call the perpetrators to book.

He noted that the Ga State has to do more in developing the area and called for the two factions to come to a truce and look out for an amicable settlement of the chieftaincy dispute as the Ga State cannot develop without unity.

Hon. Justice Joe Appiah urged government to avoid interfering in the on-going dispute as that may worsen the already tense atmosphere in the Ga Mashie area.

Story by : Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh