|Osu Mantse Calls For Peace In Osu And Ghana As A Whole|
|Tuesday, 29 May 2012 09:27|
The Paramount Chief of the Osu Traditional Area, Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, has urged politicians to conduct this year’s electioneering campaign on issues rather than on insults and incitement in order to preserve the prevailing peace in the country.
Nii Dowuona VI has also called on government to honour its campaign promise of facilitating the reverting of Osu lands, not being used for their intended purposes for which they were acquired, to their original owners.
He further called on government, the Lands Commission and the Stool Lands Administration to accelerate the process for the release of royalties due the Osu Stool.
Nii Dowuona, who made the call in an address read on his behalf at a news conference in Accra, yesterday, also reminded tenants on Osu Stool lands to pay their rents due together with other arrears owed the stool to the Stool Lands Administration.
According to Nii Dowuona, the release of the said property and the payment of the revenues would provide the needed resources to support a number of development projects programmed to be initiated by the Osu Stool.
He outlined some of the projects as a community vocational and technical institute, a community bank and a multi-purpose business complex. The others are a recreational centre for senior citizens, community library, an Endowment Fund, a befitting palace and a Traditional Council Secretariat.
In addition, he said, the Stool was in consultation with a construction company to put up a fence wall around the Osu Royal Mausoleum.
He called on all citizens of Osu to put behind them the litigation and confusion about who was the rightful occupant of the Osu Stool, bury their differences and unite under his leadership for the development and betterment of the Osu community.
Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, having been properly nominated by the accredited Kingmakers, was installed as Chief of Osu on May 4, 2007 and inducted, as custom demanded, into the Osu Klottey Shrine on May 11, 2007.
Three years after his installation, Nii Dowuona VI swore the sacred oath of allegiance to the Osu community and his name entered into the National Register of Chiefs on December 20, 2011.
With the elevation of the Osu Stool to a paramountcy status by the National House of Chiefs, Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI was inducted into the membership of the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs on April 27, 2012 as the Paramount Chief of the Osu Traditional Area.
Source: ISD (G.D. Zaney)