The Dzaasetse of Nii Boiman in the Okaikoi North Municipality under the Asere quarter of the Ga State, Nii Ayi Mensah I, has refuted allegations in media reports that he has installed one, Alhaji Sarki Musah Muhmud Yamboni as Zongo Chief for the community.
According to him, the issue is misrepresented by the publications and the false assertion meant to discredit my integrity.
Speaking in an interview with WestAfrica24.com at Nii Boiman a suburb if Accra, Nii Ayi Mensah I, claimed that Alhaji Sarki Yamboni was installed by one Elliot Yartey Boi alias Nii Amar Noryaa.
Narrating the story, Nii Ayi Mensah I, stated that as the Dzaasetse for Nii Boiman stool, the tribal heads of the community approached him and informed him about their intension to install a Zongo Chief in the community.
He explained that he also informed the Asere Divisional quarter which Nii Boiman is under, of their decision to install the Zongo chief but it was not approved and were told to stop with all arrangements for the installation.
Nii Ayi Mensah I, further stated that the tribal heads of the community then went to Nii Amar Noryaa for permission for the installation and went ahead to do so. He said Nii Amar Noryaa does not have the locus to give such an approval.
He was emphatic that the role of a Development Chief does not include authority to do anything without consultation with the principal chiefs of the community.
Nii Ayi Mensah I, pointed out that he had no hand in the installation of Alhaji Sarki Yamboni, and he as Dzaasetse of Nii Boiman and the traditional authorities will not recognise him as a Zongo Chief of the community.
He further explained that if you want to install a Zongo chief in the community, there are some processes to pass through which he said the tribal heads failed.
Nii Dzaasetse added that to install a Zongo chief, it consist of two members from each mosque in the community, there is a form to be picked and filled to be vetted saying; they do not want any Zongo chief to fight the indigenes over their lands.
To this end, he cautioned individuals or groups of persons transacting business with him to desist from such transactions or have themselves to blame.
Nii Ayi Mensah I, who is also the Public Relations Officer for the Landlords Association for the area also entreated residents of the town to desist from defrauding people in the community on the pretext of securing land titles for them.
He noted that the community’s land, earmarked for the construction of a sports complex by government had been reversed by the Land commission and is working hand in hand with them to get it back for the community.
By: Paul Mamattah