Ghana@63: Berekum Traditional Council boycotts Indece anniversary

Empty seats for the chiefs at the Berekum celebration

Government officials were left disappointed after the chiefs and elders of Berekum Traditional Area in the Bono region boycotted the 63rd Independence Day celebration.

Their decision was in protest over an alleged disrespect for the traditional authority by the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Kofi Adjei.

This follows his decision to drag the chief of Berekum, Daasebre Amankona Diawuo II to court after the former ordered the demolition of an old public toilet in the town.

The Traditional Council on Friday failed to attend the 6th March parade to which they were officially invited and instead gathered at the Paramount chief’s palace in protest of the alleged misconduct of the MCE.

A spokesperson for the Berekum queen mother, Kwame Darko confirmed this to Accra-based Adom FM on Friday.

In a photo sighted by, the seats reserved for the Chief of Berekum and his entourage were left vacant.

“If this continues, it could be perilous for the ruling party, especially as the election nears”, a known member of the New Patriotic Party who was on the grounds told Dailymailgh.

This year’s anniversary was climaxed in Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says Ghanaians should be proud of the liberal democratic path the country is treading, and acknowledge that good things are happening in Ghana.

Speaking at the 63rd Independence Day celebration at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, on Friday, 6th March, 2020, President Akufo-Addo acknowledged that, at 63, Ghana has squandered many opportunities that, properly utilised, would have brought the country to the economic breakthrough to which it aspires.

“We lament, and rightly so, the infrastructure deficits that plague all sectors of our lives, and the considerable number of our people who still live in poverty. But, if truth be told, we have solid reason to rejoice and be thankful to the Almighty, for this is a blessed nation,” the President.

By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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