The Wassa Fiase Traditional Council has relocated the stool from Tarkwa to Benso, in the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality of the Western Region.
It has therefore, requested all institutions, companies and individuals, wishing to transact business with it to go to the traditional capital at Benso.
The Omanhene of Wassa Fiase Traditional Council, Odeneho Akrofa Krukoko II, announced this at a news conference on Friday, at the Benso palace, ahead of the first meeting of the Council, following his return to the stool.
The stool of Wassa Fiase was transferred to Tarkwa following the ruling of the Sekondi High Court which jailed Odeneho Krukoko for 14 days for contempt in 2002, for attending a public function. In his place, the kingmakers, installed Osagyefo Kwamina Enimil, as the Omanhene without the black stool, which was Benso, the capital.
But the Court of Appeal in 2003, declared that the act did not constitute a contempt. Again, the Supreme Court, chaired by Justice Georgina Wood, also upheld the decision of the Appeal Court and, therefore, quashed the decision of the High Court, saying he was still chief. Consequently, the House of Chiefs struck the name of Osagyefo Enimil from the Register of Chiefs.
From Clement Adzei Boye, Benso