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.