Okyenhene destools Hemang Chief over uncustomary conduct

Mon, 1 Jul 2019 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

The Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin on Monday 1st July 2019 at the Ofori Panin Fie, Kyebi announced the destoolment of the Chief of Hemang Osabarima Professor Mirikissi Apori Atta.

This follows complaints of uncustomary conduct and harassment of the people of Dome and Gyampomani and his unlawful claim of ownership of lands in the two villages.

A statement signed by the Akyem Abuakwa State Secretary, D.M Ofori Atta said the chief of Hemang upon a petition by the people of Dome and Gyampomanin was invited to answer charges before the Kyebi Executive Council.

However, the Hemanghene in brazen disregard for custom, disrespected summons to appear before the Akyem Abuakwa State Council and in a letter addressed to the Council by his lawyers questioned the jurisdiction of the Kyebi Executive Council to determine matters concerning Hemang lands.

The Okyenhene made the decision in the presence of Daasebre Boamah Darko, Adontenhene and Kukurantumihene, the Oseawuohene and Wankyihene , Daasebre Asumadu Appiah, members of the Kyebi Executive Council, Kingmakers and representatives of the Hemang stool.

The Okyenhene deplored the unruly, uncustomary and disrespectful conduct of the Hemanghene.

He said, the Hemanghene by disrespecting summons to appear before him has acted in breach of his customary oath and is therefore unfit to hold himself as Chief of Hemang.

The Gyaasehene of Kyebi, Barima Amoako Darko Ampem poured libation and slaughtered a sheep to give customary validity to the destoolment process.

By this decision, the Kingmakers of the Hemang stool are under customary obligation to present a new candidate for installation as Chief of Hemang within 40 days.

The chief is also the current Chairman of the Koforidua technical university.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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