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Election 2024: Bawumia pledges to pay living allowances to chiefs and queen mothers

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has pledged to provide queen mothers, paramount and divisional chiefs, and living allowances in the event that he is elected president.

This will enable them to support the government’s operations, he claimed.

The Vice President emphasized that in order for traditional authorities to effectively assist national development through their actions, their administration would provide them with the necessary funding.

During his Monday campaign tour, Dr. Bawumia spoke to members of the Ashanti Regional House of Chiefs.

Election 2024: Bawumia pledges to pay living allowances to chiefs and queen mothers

“I want to amend section 63 (D) of the Chieftaincy Act to empower the chiefs to help the government to govern this country. It will help all of us. We need to empower the chiefs to help the government and empowering the chiefs is not only to change the law.

“But to financially resource the chiefs. If we don’t financially resource the palaces of the chiefs, they can’t do the work we want them to do.

“So my manifesto team has looked at all of it. We are saying that we have to pay living allowances to the paramount chiefs and not stop there but to the divisional chiefs and the queen mothers so that we can have a complete chieftaincy institution that is empowered to help government,” he stated.

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