The constitution of Ghana does not recognize the office of king, according to the Dormaahene, Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Dr. Agyemang Badu II.
He contends that the Chieftaincy Act of Ghana does not recognize monarchs in Ghana and that the paramount chief is the highest position among the chiefs.
His remark follows comments to some chiefs in Ghana being referred to as “kings,” but the supreme chief disagrees.
Oseadeeyo Agyemang Badu II reminded the chiefs he met with at the Bono Regional House of Chiefs that Ghana does not have a monarch and warned them against accepting chieftaincy titles from outsiders.
“We [Bono regional house of chiefs] have heard that some people are calling some of our chiefs to make them kings. As Bono Regional House of Chiefs, anyone who has been appointed as chief of the various towns is recognized and accorded the respect due to them. The Chieftaincy Act indicates the number of chiefs in Ghana including paramount chiefs, the Asantehene, divisional chiefs, sub-divisional chiefs, Adikromfo, and other chiefs recognized by the National House of Chiefs.
“There is no law that says that if you are a chief, there is a superior one above you. I want to say without any doubt that there is no king in Ghana – there is not. For the whole of Ghana, the paramount chief is the greatest. If anyone thinks he is the king in the country, then all paramount chiefs should be dissolved for that person to rule so that some of us can go to maybe Cote d’Ivoire or Burkina Faso,” he explained.
The Dormaahene chastised the general public for entertaining the title ‘king’ in the country as it is not a legal title.
“It is something that has been entertained in Ghana, if someone is not a king, how can he be a paramount chief?vAs I am here as Dormaahene, am I not a paramount chief? We are hereby serving notice,” he added.
Dormaahene Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Dr. Agyemang Badu ll in a meeting with Nananom at the Bono Regional House of Chiefs says there is no KING in Ghana and again cautioned the Bono jurisdictions, stakeholders and public on any chief in Bono who accepts Paramount status from a third… pic.twitter.com/GguC2bgwyK
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