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General News of Wednesday, 10 June 2015


It is nobler to be chief than a politician – MP turned chief confesses

Talensi MP turned paramount chief Robert Nachinab Doameng Mosore says his enskinnment saves him from the abrasive arena of politics where insults and abuse is the order of the day.

Robert Nachinab Doameng Mosore now known by the stool name Tongorana Kubilsong Nalebegtan believes the chieftaincy institution is “quite noble” and that he “feels more elevated than before”.

The MP stepped down after he was enskinned Paramount Chief of Tongo in the Upper East Region a month ago.

Per the country's laws, a chief is not supposed to take part in active partisan politics.

Explaining why he left politics, the former politician said as a member of the royal family he had always had an eye for the position since he unsuccessfully vied for the position years ago.

“I want to be the paramount chief of my area too. Every prince would want to be one day elevated to kingship so I felt I should go and I went”, he told Joy News Tuesday.

The Tongo chief said despite the pressure mounted by the Majority on him to resign, he had been staying on because he needed to be officially registered and gazzeted before holding himself as a chief.

Article 759 Section 57, clause 5 emphasizes the importance of registering his position, he pointed out.

Although the process of registration is not over, he has decided to “let sleeping dogs die”

He fears the politics in Accra could “demean” the skin and also distract the people in the region.

The Tongo skin is “very important in the Upper East region” and he feels “lucky” to be given the position.

The Speaker of Parliament has since declared the Talensi seat in parliament vacant, paving way for a bye-election in the coming weeks.