Politics of Thursday, 28 June 2012
The Traditional Leaders of Darfour, Fodzoku, Volo and Gorme Areas in the North Tongu district in the Volta Region, have warned opinion leaders in the town to boycott the inaugural ceremony of Battor as district capital for North Tongu.
This action, the traditional leaders say is to press home their disapproval of Battor being cited as the district capital as Juapong is the most appropriate.
The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development will today launch the newly created district capitals across the country.
According to the leaders, all efforts to reach the Ghana government to reverse the decision has failed.
Speaking to Citi News, the Paramount Chief of Darfour, Fodzoku, Volo and Gorme Traditional Area, Togbui Adela Anaze Tritriku XII warned that any assembly member caught at the function would be punished.
“We have given letters to all the assembly men not to attend that inaugural ceremony. Anyone who is seen there will be considered as flouting the traditional authority of the land and we will punish that person,” he cautioned.
Togbui Tritriku, however, pointed out that the decision to boycott the ceremony is not a fight against the government, but a fight for their rights.**