The Attorney General’s department of the Justice and Attorney General Ministry in collaboration with the Chieftaincy Ministry has organized a one day workshop for paramount Queen Mothers from Greater Accra and Eastern regions. The conference was held on Thursday 17th, August at the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs Conference Hall at Koforidua to educate queen mothers on the legal changes and limitations of queen mothers in exercising their traditional duties in the country.
The end of the event however, indicated mixed feelings among some queen mothers from Yilo, Manya and Gbese Awolabiam traditional jurisdictions.
One of the queen mothers, Nana Aplam (ll) who spoke to Rite News welcomed the workshop, describing it as good for the queen mothers and urged government to support traditional rulers in their line of duties.
“… but with this new improvement and the support from the government I think everything will be fine,” she said.
Naa Manye Ahema Okropong ( I) from Greater Accra , also lamented that the authority of chiefs and queen mothers now a days, is losing its powers in promoting peace, security as well as development. She has appealed to the president through the Attorney Generals Department to review and reverse some of the governing powers to the traditional authority.
“When you are the queen mother of a community, you are afraid to speak on disturbing issues. Anything you say, you may be insulted. Our leader (president) must put in place laws to curb such acts to make queen mothership functional.”
From the Yilo Krobo Queen Mothers paramountcy, Nana Korlekuor Ajado (lll) lamented and associated some of the problematic issues on indiscipline to the Human Right laws in the country.
“The Bible and fore fathers have authorized parents to train up their children and oblige children to obey, but some of these laws in the system are encouraging indiscipline, hence hindering development,” the queen mother told Rite News.
Source: Omanba Kodwo Boafo/ritefmonline.org