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Regional News of Thursday, 31 May 2007

Source: GNA

Winneba kingmakers appeal to national house of chiefs

Winneba, May 31, GNA- The Kingmakers of Otuano Royal House of Winneba, on Tuesday appealed to the National House of Chiefs to impress upon the Judicial Committee of Central Regional House of Chiefs to hear the suit filed against Neenyi Ghartey VII, Omanhene of the Eftutu Traditional Area.

According to them, the Judicial Committee of the house has since October, 2006 not been able to hear the case filed by Opanyin Kwamina Gyarteh, Abusuapanyin of the Royal House and others challenging the installation of the Omanhene in 1996.

Neenyi Kojo Beedu, Chief of Kojo Beedu and spokesman of the kingmakers, who made the appealed through the GNA at Winneba, after the Committee on 17 May, 2007 failed for the forth time to hear the case in Cape Coast, expressed concern about the delay of the hearing of the case.

Opanyin Gyarteh contended that that the enstoolment of Neenyi Ghartey as the Omanhene was not properly done and he could not therefore, hold himself as the Paramount Chief of the Traditional Area. When the GNA contacted Mr David Segbodjor, Registrar of the Central Regional House of Chiefs on the matter, he said the delay in hearing the case was not intentional.

He explained that the Chairman of the Committee traveled outside the country and fell sick on his returned and that the Committee had fixed 11, June, 2007 as the new date for the hearing of the case.