Criticism of pick-up donation baseless - National House of Chiefs

The National House of Chiefs has described as unfortunate and baseless the public criticism of pick-up vehicles donated to the regional and national houses of chiefs by President John Dramani Mahama.

It said as a creature of statute, the National House of Chiefs needed to be resourced by the state/government, just like any state/government institution, agency or department. “It is, therefore, unfortunate when, without any basis, it is taken for granted that it is only for political reasons that such assistance is given to the houses of chiefs. The same issue does not arise when other institutions of state are resourced by the government,” it said in a statement signed by its President, Wulugu Naba Naa Prof. John S. Nabila. “The cars are not for the individual chiefs. They are for the houses of chiefs as a government (state) institution,” it emphasised.

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Deputy Minister For Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs Re-assigned

Last week the President H.E. John Dramani Mahama re-shuffled some Ministers and Deputy Ministers of state. Chieftancy and Traditional Affairs, the Deputy Minster Mr. John Alexander Ackon has also been re-assigned.

He moves to the Ashanti Region as the Deputy Regional Minister. The release also named Mr. Yaw Effah Baafi as the new Deputy Minister for Chieftancy and Traditional Affairs. He was the Deputy Minister for Agriculture in charge of crops since 2009. In 2013, he was again the Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources.

Dr. Daanaa on a familiarization tour to the Eastern region

The Minister for Chieftancy and Traditonal Affairs Dr. Henry Seidu Daanaa continues with his regional tours and outreach programme. The latest tour took him to the Eastern Region where he interacted with Nananom concerning the Chieftancy Administration and Institution.

Out of the eleven traditional councils in the region, Dr. Daanaa visited nine. Dr. Daanaa promised to bring Chieftancy Adminstration closer to strengthening the institution.The visit was from Monday 25th may to Friday 30th May 2014.


A two hour orientation for heads of departments/units of the ministry have been organized on the implementation challenges of GIFMIS on Tuesday April 8, 2014.The presentation was made by a team from the GFMIS Project Secretariat.The briefing was also attended by the Sector Minister Dr. Henry Seidu Daanaa and his Deputy Mr. John Alexander Ackon. The session was chaired by the Deputy Minster.

Independence Celebration Must Reflect Ghanaian Identity

The Paramount Chief of Essikadu Traditional Area in the Western Region, Nana Kobina Nketsia V, has called for a national dialogue to redefine Ghana's Independence Day celebration to reflect the true Ghanaian and African identity.

He said the prevailing situation where schoolchildren marched in the hot sun instead of using the day to inspire the Ghanaian and African personality which was the dream of Ghana's Founder and first President, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, was most undesirable.

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