Asuogyaman: Traditional Authority takes DCE for lieing about Covid-19 PPE

Omanhene of Boso Gua Traditional Area, Okotwaasuo Nyarko Yeboah III, has revealed that his office recieved only three Veronica buckets and not five as has been claimed by the District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area in a recent radio interview.

The Omanhene said this during the traditional council’s third Covid-19 meeting held at the palace of the Benkum Division of Boso Gua Traditional Area in Nanyor. The meeting which was to brainstorm the way forward in containing the coronavirus pandemic was attended by all divisional chiefs, sub chiefs and opinion leaders in the traditional state.

In a recent interview with a local radio station, Rite FM, the DCE Samuel Kwame Agyekum alleged that the Assembly has donated some five Veronica buckets and other PPE to the Boso Gua Traditional Area to enable them contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus pandemic.

However, the Omanhene debanked the allegations explaining that the traditional authority first received one Veronica bucket from the government, and two added later.

“We as traditional opinion leaders will do our best to prevent the virus from entering the Boso Gua land with or without government support, by so doing we are in the process of procuring about 5000 hand sanitizers for mass distribution in all our communities and villages as we have already distributed about two thousand nose masks and other Veronica buckets”.

He was grateful to the sons and daughters of the land for their enthisiasm to help fight the virus in the area.

In an interview with Opera News, the Benkumhene of the Boso Gua State, Obirentire Gyau Ahima VI, who was agrieved at the conduct of the DCE described him as a selective leader who does not care about the well-being of his subjects.

“The DCE is very selective, Asuogyaman District consist of three traditional authorities, can the DCE tell Ghanaians that he sent only three or one Veronica bucket to the Akwamumanhene, so why are you treating us as if we are slaves in the District. Tell him we are custodians of our land and he should accord us with that respect,” the visibly angry chief stated.

On his part the Nifahene of the traditional state Oboasor Asare Kwadwo VIII, could not hide his frustration as he advised the DCE to be circumspect on his choice of words, reminding him of the powers of the traditional authority.

By William Dei-Gyau

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