Give us a chief-Atwima Aburaso youth cry out

Ghana News-The youth of Atwima-Aburaso, a popular community in the Ashanti Region have appealed to the Overlord of Asanteman, Otumfuo Osei-Tutu II to help them get a regent or chief for the ancient town.

Addressing the media at a charged press conference last Sunday, the youth numbering over three hundred and wielding placards that summed up their frustrations called for the installation of a chief for the town.

Spokesperson for the youth and concerned members of the community, Emmanuel Nyanteng noted that the town had been without a chief for the past 20 years.

This, he mentioned is due to a protracted dispute between some elders of the town dating as far back as two decades.

He, therefore, pleaded with the Asantehene to help the community get a chief as soon as possible, adding that without his input nothing good can come out of the issues worring the people of Aburaso


According to the spokesperson, though the town for the past years has been administered by some elders called the Unit Committee members nothing meaningful can be pointed to as arising out of this system.

The Unit Committee has failed to bring the kind of human and infrastructural development into the community.

Their administration, Mr Nyanteng noted has denied them the privilege of being fully represented at important functions to get the needed attention.

The town, he stressed by virtue of their inability to get a chief has also lost its recognition at the Asanteman Council as well as the Manhyia Palace since there is no chief to sit in state for Aburaso people.


The spokesperson said the crime rate at the town has been on the ascendancy for the past twenty years.

Immorality, robbery and all forms of social vices have taken over the town, adding cases that could have been settled in the traditional way has always been left unattended.

These issues, he noted have reduced the confidence of the people and it seems the people are living as headless bunch.

The development of an area, he insisted is greatly influenced by the role of the traditional authority, adding most communities have seen much development due to the ability of their chiefs to lobby for same.

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