President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has formally commissioned the Awoamefia of Anlo, Togbe Sri III, to solely mediate the Bimbilla chieftaincy dispute in the Northern Region.
The commissioning ceremony was performed by a high-powered government delegation led by the Minister of National Security, Mr Albert Kan-Dapaah at Anloga in the Volta Region on Thursday, 29 August 2019.
Mr Kan-Dapaah and his delegation presented the letter of appointment to Togbi Sri lll on behalf of Nana Akufo-Addo at a ceremony attended by the chiefs and people of Anlo.
The President announced the intervention for peace during his last tour of the Volta Region.
Volta Regional Minister, Dr Archibald Letsa, in his address, said the government of President Akufo-Addo had kept faith with the people of Anlo and expressed appreciation to the President for appointing the Awoamefia to mediate the dispute at Bimbila.
He assured the Awoamefia of the Volta regional security’s support in carrying out his duties as mediator.
Mr Kan-Dapaah praised the contributions of the Awoamefia on security matters and expressed confidence in his ability to settle the current crisis in Bimbilla.
”The Bimbilla dispute has affected developments and social lives. We need to help restore peace in the area. President Akufo-Addo has confidence that you will be successful,” he said.
In his acceptance speech, Togbe Sri lll thanked President Akufo-Addo and his government for the honour in appointing him. He asked for God’s wisdom and direction to perform his duties and bring total peace to Bimbila.
The government delegation also included Northern Regional Minister Salifu Saeed, Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah and the Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs Minister Samuel Kofi Dzamesi.