President Akufo-Addo has formally commissioned the Awoamefia of the Anlo State, Togbe Sri Ill, to solely mediate in the Bimbilla chieftaincy dispute in the Northern Region.
The commissioning ceremony was performed by a high-powered government delegation, led by the Minister of National Security, Albert Kan-Dapaah, at Anloga in the Volta Region yesterday. Mr. Kan-Dapaah and his delegation presented the letter of appointment to Togbi Sri III on behalf of President Akufo-Addo at a colourful ceremony attended by the chiefs and people of Anlo State.
The President announced the intervention for peace during his last tour of the Volta Region. The Volta Regional Minister, Archibald Letsa, in his address, said the government of President Akufo-Addo had kept faith with the people of Anlo State, and expressed appreciation to the President for appointing the Awoamefia to mediate in the dispute at Bimbilla.
He assured the Awoamefia of the support of the Volta Regional Security Committee in carrying out his duties as mediator.
Albert Kan-Dapaah praised the contributions of the Awoamefia on security matters, and expressed confidence in his ability to settle the current crisis in Bimbilla.
“The Bimbila dispute has affected development and social lives. We need to help restore peace in the area. President Akufo-Addo has confidence that you will be successful,” he said.
In his acceptance speech, Togbi Sri III thanked President Akufo-Addo and his government for the honour in appointing him.
He asked for God’s wisdom and direction to perform his duties and bring total peace to Bimbilla. The government delegation also included the Volta Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed, the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, and the Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Minister Samuel Kofi Dzamesi.