MP vows not to interfere in chieftaincy disputes

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Jaman South in the Bono Region, Williams Okofo Dateh, has vowed not to interfere or seek to align himself to any local chief for political gain.

“I will rather engage all the people and their leaders to forge a united front for the growth and development of the constituency,” he assured.

Mr Dateh made the promise when he paid a courtesy call on the President of the Mpuasu/Japekrom Traditional Council, Okatakyie Amoa Aturu Nkonkonkyia II, at his palace at Japekrom.

“I`m counting on your cooperation, assistance and support as traditional overlords and your counterparts in the entire Jaman South traditional enclave to rally behind me in my quest to bring socio-economic growth and development to the entire constituency.”

“I also plead with the chiefs in the Jaman South constituency to look beyond traditional politics and factionalism and seek the progress and welfare of the people and if our traditional overlords in the Jaman South are not united in diversity but divided along chieftaincy and partisan politics, there is no hope of a possible way we can get our share of the national cake from the government,” Mr Dateh cautioned.

He pledged his assistance and support to the ongoing Japekrom Hospital project as well as all development projects to uplift the living standards of the constituents.

Nana Asare Kotimako, the Aduanahene of the Mpuasu/Japekrom Traditional Council, who represented the Omanhene of the traditional area, Okatakyie Nkonkonkyia and granted audience to the MP and his entourage, said the vow by the MP not to allow himself to be manipulated by any traditional leadership in the constituency was a wake-up call to action.

He advised him to strictly adhere to decorum, civility and fairness in his dealings with people. -GNA

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