From Samuel Agbewode, Ho .
The Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Letsa, has expressed concern about the many chieftaincy disputes in the region, which, he said, was affecting development, and called for conscious efforts to address the problem, since development can only thrive in an environment of peace and stability.
Dr. Letsa, therefore, stressed the need for kingmakers to select only people who qualify to be installed as chiefs, to help reduce the number of cases involving chieftaincy disputes in the region.
He further said that the development should be of much concern to all, particularly, those who are directly involved in the selection and installation process.
The Minister, who said this when a delegation of chiefs from the Dodome Traditional Area called on him to formally inform him about the passing away of the Paramount Chief of the area, Togbe Gbangbatriku, noted that the late Paramount Chief was an important personality to the people in the region in particular, and the country in general.
Dr. Letsa recalled that Togbe Gbangbatriku was the member of the Council of State for the Volta Region during former President J.A. Kufuor’s administration, and performed his roles as such, therefore, he would be given a befitting burial, as he assured the chiefs and people of Dodome that he would duly inform the President about the loss.
The Spokesperson for the delegation of the chiefs, Mr. John Debley, said the late Paramount Chief, born in 1947, became a Chief in 1972 and ruled for 44 years.
Funeral activities for Togbe Gbangbatriku would begin from January 6, 2019.