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General News of Friday, 30 August 2019

Source: Starr FM

Akufo-Addo picks Anlo Awoamefia to mediate Bimbila Chieftaincy dispute


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President Akufo-Addo has formally commissioned the Awoamefia of the Anlo State Togbe Sri Ill to solely mediate in the Bimbilla chieftaincy dispute in the Northern region.

The commissioning ceremony was performed by a high powered government delegation led by the Minister of National Security Albert Kan-Dapaah in Anloga in the Volta Region on Thursday 29th August 2019.

Mr Kan-Dapaah and his delegation presented the letter of appointment to Togbi Sri lll on behalf of President Akufo-Addo at a colourful ceremony attended by the chiefs and people of Anlo State.

The President announced the intervention for peace during his last tour of the Volta region.

The Volta Regional Minister Archibald Letsa in his address said the government of President Akufo-Addo had kept faith with the people of Anlo State and expressed appreciation to the President for appointing the Awoamefia to mediate in the dispute at Bimbila.

He assured the Awoamefia of the Volta Regional Security’s support in carrying out his duties as mediator.

The National Security Minister Albert Kan-Dapaah praised the contributions of the Awoamefia on security matters and expressed confidence in his ability to settle the current crisis in Bimbila.

”The Bimbila dispute has affected developments and social lives. We need to help restore peace in the area. President Akufo-Addo has confidence that you will be successful” he said.

In his acceptance speech, Togbi Sri lll thanked President Akufo-Addo and his government for the honour in appointing him. He asked for God’s wisdom and direction to perform his duties and bring total peace to Bimbila.

The government delegation also included the Volta Northern Regional Minister Salifu Saeed, the Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah and the Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs Minister Samuel Kofi Dzamesi.

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