Berekum Traditional Council Bans Political Campaigns On Its Land

The Berekum Traditional Council (BTC) in the Bono Region has placed a ban on all forms of political campaigns in Berekum and its environs. 

The Berekum Traditional Council has indicated that the decision was taken because of the deliberate disregard to the traditional Authority by politicians.

There is an impasse between the Traditional Council and the Assembly over the construction of a public toilet at the Berekum Lorry Station led by Berekumanhene, Dasabre Dr Amankona Diawuo with support from the Berekuman Association abroad. The demolition of old dilapidated toilet facility at the Berekum Lorry Station for a new one to be constructed led to the suing of the Berekumanhene, Dasabre Dr Amankona Diawuo by the Berekum Municipal Assembly at the Sunyani High Court.

Earlier this year the Traditional Council boycotted this year’s 6th March parade organised by the Municipal Assembly.

The linguist of the Queen Mother of the Berekum Traditional Area Nana Akosua Ameyaahene, Kwame Darko noted that, the continues disrespect of Nananom by politicians has compelled the Council to take the decision.

He recalled the recent issue where the Bono Regional Minister was embarking on a workshop at Berekum but failed to invite Nananom to be part of it as a clear indication that they are indeed not recognizing the authority of the Berekum Traditional Council.

“The Berekum Traditional Council has banned all political parties from campaign and all political parties. This is because the MCE, the Presiding Member and the Regional Minister have no respect for the Traditional Council. Recently the Regional Minister was here to cut sod for the construction of a market she never informed the traditional. We wanted the settle the impasse with the Municipal Assembly over the construction of the toilet at the main Berekum Lorry Station but they are not ready.”


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