Chiefs of Aowin petition President to sack Western North Regional Minister
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
Chiefs of Aowin in the Western North Region have petitioned President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to remove Mr Richard Ebbah Obeng from office as the Western North Regional Minister.
The petition, signed by 16 chiefs, asked the President to sack the Minister over allegations that he was in support of perpetrators who had allegedly assaulted Beyeeman Tano Kwaw Benbuin III, Omanhene of Aowin Traditional Area.
“There have been countless and constant plots and schemes against the Omanhene, Beyeeman Tano Kwaw Benbuin III, including assaults with offensive weapons.
“We would like to bring to your notice that it is alleged that the Western North Regional Minister, Hon. Richard Ebbah Obeng, supports the perpetrators’ assaults on the Omanhene and his palace.”
The 16 chiefs are: Nana Ebbah Kojo II, Chief of Abokyia; Nana Ofori Osipim II, Chief of Agyeikrom; Nana Konadu Yiadom II, Chief of Amanhyia; Nana Nsiah, Kyeamehene of Enchi; Nana Enoku Annor II, Chief of Jema; Nana Yaw Anini II, Chief of Disueano; Nana Tano Kabaah, Chief of Kwawu; Nana Payin II, Tufuhene of Enchi.
Others are: Nana Enoku Payin III, Chief of New Yakasi; Nana Kojo Ntow III, Chief of Nkwanta; Nana Meisu Payin IV, Chief of Sewum; Nana Oppong Payin II, Chief of Achimfo; Nana Adu Kwame III, Chief of Nyankomam; Nana Kojo Miah III, Chief of Boinso; Nana Bullu Tano II
Chief of Amonie and Nana Oppong Payin III, Chief of Omanpe.
The chiefs said they had reported the offensive and criminal conducts to the Police but had not had the requisite Police action.
The petition said the alleged involvement of the Western North Regional Minister in the on-going attack on the palace was now an open secret in Enchi.
It said it was difficult to believe that the Regional Minister who was an indigene of Aowin and the Head of the Regional Security Council (REGSEC), to date, had been silent and “unconcerned” about the unrest and insecurity in Enchi and Aowin in general.
The chiefs also alleged that the Minister had failed to solve the Aowin, Suaman-Dadieso and the Sefwi Wiawso Traditional land boundary issues.
The petition said the unresolved issues had contributed to border conflicts between Aowin and the Sefwi Wiawso Traditional Areas.
The chiefs appealed to the President’s Office to launch a thorough investigation into the various assassination attacks on the Omanhene and death of four people, and provide adequate security for the Omanhene.
“Respectfully, we would like that all matters pertaining to the insecurity of Aowin Traditional Area occasioned by the various plots to murder the Omanhene of Aowin Traditional Area and all linked cases transferred to the National Police Headquarters for full and impartial investigation to be conducted and all the perpetrators brought to book irrespective of their political affiliations,” the petition said. -GNA