Asere Council appoints Disputes Adjudication Committee

scan0017The Asere Stool Council in Accra, has appointed an Adjudication Committee to help resolve disputes concerning Chieftaincy in the traditional area.

Specifically, it is to deal with the impasse between the Kpakpa Gbobilor (The Hunter Section) and Kwatei Kojo Soloi (the Blacksmith section) who should be the rightful Dsaasetse and Akwashontse of Gbawe.

The Adjudication Committee was necessitated by an objection raised by the Kpakpa Gbobilor Section, led by Nii Kpakpa Gbobilor, to Mr. John Kwatei Quartey presenting himself as Dzaasetse.

Nii Kpakpa Gbobilor, who is also known in private life as Nii Adom Kwatei Quartey, at a press conference held on Monday in Gbawe, described as misleading a publication in one of the daily newspapers on July 5, which named Mr. John Quartey as occupant of that position in Gbawe.

The Kpakpa Gbobilor section of Gbawe appealed to the Asere Stool Council to investigate the matter and help resolve the impasse.

The Adjudication Committee held its first meeting yesterday at Asere Mantse Palace at Kaneshie, briefly and adjourned to next week for deliberations to open for amicable solution to the impasse.

Giving an insight to the issue during their press conference, Nii Gbobilor supported, by Solomon Nii Afutu Quartey, Principal Secretary of Gbobilor family, said there was the need to rectify the issue “before the public is led into various challenges in the future.

Explaining, he said the family of Kpakpatse We of Gbawe comprises  two sections, the Kpakpa Gbobilor (The Hunter Section) and the Kwatei Koi Soloi (the Blacksmith section).

He claimed that according to traditional norms and practices with regards to Gbawe Chieftaincy institution, it was the turn of the Kpakpa Gbobilor family, who in the interest of peace and tranquility, nominated Nii Kpakpa Gbobilor, to be the substantive Dzaasetse of Kpakpatse We.

The family said it therefore came as a surprise to see in the newsprint that John Kwatei Quartey was being described as Dzaasetse.

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