Finally! Sunyani chiefs reconcile with Brong Ahafo regional minister-designate

The Sunyani Traditional Council had earlier raised some concerns over the nomination of Mr Kwaku Asoma-Cheremeh as the Brong Ahafo Regional Minister-designate.

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The Brong Ahafo Regional Minister-designate, Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh and the Sunyani Traditional Council have now agreed to work together in peace after settling all differences between the New Patriotic Party and the Council.

The Sunyani Traditional Council had earlier raised some concerns over the nomination of Mr Kwaku Asoma-Cheremeh as the Brong Ahafo Regional Minister-designate.

The Krontihene of the area, Nana Bofotia Boa Amponsem II play Nana Bofotia Boa Amponsem II (Graphic.com.gh)

 

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At a press conference at the Palace of the Sunyani Omanhene, the Krontihene of the area, Nana Bofotia Boa Amponsem II said the conduct of Mr Asoma-Cheremeh towards the authority of the traditional council was unacceptable.

Background

The Paramount Chief, Nana Bosoma Asor Nkrawiri, in October 2016, declared support for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential candidate John Mahama.

He predicted that John Mahama will win the 2016 election in the region with an overwhelming 80%.

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The NPP, however, condemned the statement from the paramount chief, describing it as unfortunate and a breach of the country’s constitution.

The Regional Chairman of the NPP Mr Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh then indicated that the Chief "stooped to the lowest level to call on residents of the region to endorse the Presidency of Mahama".

He asked the Paramount Chief “not to have appetite for favours from the President at the expense of their subjects. Our chiefs should realize that power is transient and the word impermanence is attached to every sphere of life.”

But the Traditional Council raised concerns with the comments by the regional executives and asked the Brong Ahafo Regional Council of Elders of the NPP to compel the regional executives to apologise.

The council said Mr. Asomah-Cheremeh had undermined the authority of the Sunyani Omanhene.

But the NPP failed to apologise for the comments. This resulted in a misunderstanding between the two factions.

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However, a statement issued by the aide to the regional minister-designate Wednesday said the Council and Mr Asoma-Cheremeh have buried their differences.

“Yesterday,14th February, 2017, the Valentine day, at around 5:30pm at the Missions House of the Roman Catholic Cathedral, Sunyani, the Nananom have wholeheartedly forgotten and buried whatever happened between them and the New Patriotic Party before, during and after the 2016 General Elections,” the statement said.

“The two parties finally agreed to work in unity, in peace and live as one family both in Sunyani and outside Sunyani,” the statement added.

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