Resolve Damongo Chieftaincy Conflict within 3 Months – Savannah Regional House of Chiefs Demands
The Savannah Regional House of Chiefs has called on its standing committee to resolve the Damongo chieftaincy conflict with three months.
The call was made when the House held its final sitting for the year 2021, on Wednesday, 29th December, 2021, at Damongo.
In an address on behalf of the Yagbonwura Tutumba Bore Essa (I) and president of the House of Chiefs, the vice president Buipewura Jinapor II Abdulai demanded of the standing committee to deal with the conflict and reach a resolution within three (3) months. Explaining that the Damongo chieftaincy issue has problematic to the chieftaincy institution of the Savannah region and that, the House will not be complete if a Damongowura is not part of the august House.
“In this light, I request that the Damongo chieftaincy affair be resolved in three (3) months. The House should explore the necessary avenues to get this matter settled once and for all.”
The Damongo chieftaincy conflict has been before the Gonja Traditional Council (GTC) since 2016, with two rival chiefs claiming ownership of the Damongowura’s skins. The case is currently at the House of Chiefs’ court.
Adding that, the attention of the house has been drawn to the fact that the activities of some Fulani settlers remains a threat to people of the region and charged the House to put mechanisms and strategies in place to the said threat.
The Savannah Regional House of Chiefs also deliberated on matters proposed by the standing order committee for the year 2022 which were subsequently adopted by members of the house.