The government has announced an increase in the monthly allowances give to chiefs and queen mothers in the country.
The announcement was made by the Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Kofi Dzamesi. He made the announcement while meeting members of the Northern Regional House of Chiefs in Tamale.
Minister of Chieftancy and Religious Affairs, Kofi Dzamesi
“He stated that the increment, which has already taken effect, was based on a condition that chieftaincy conflicts would be reduced. Mr Dzamesi expressed concern about the number of chieftaincy cases in the country and called on the various Regional Houses of Chiefs and the National House of Chiefs to help resolve them to speed up development”, the Graphic Online reports.
Although they wield no constitutional powers, traditional leaders are highly revered by the people and as such have a huge influence in the society.