Kan-Dapaah Warns: Escalating chieftaincy disputes endanger Ghana’s democratic stability


The Minister for National Security, Albert Kan-Dapaah, has voiced serious concerns regarding the increasing incidents of chieftaincy disputes and landguard activities, characterizing them as substantial threats to Ghana’s democratic stability.

Kan-Dapaah’s alarm stems from the tragic demise of Lance Corporal Michael Danso amid a land ownership dispute at Millenium City in Gomoa East.

He emphasized that chieftaincy disputes, in particular, represent a persistent challenge to internal security, necessitating urgent and decisive action.

Addressing attendees at the 2024 Civil Service Week and 2023 Awards Ceremony in Accra, Kan-Dapaah emphasized the imperative of sustained efforts to effectively address these issues and prevent future occurrences.

“Chieftaincy disputes, in particular, continue to pose a significant internal security threat that requires permanent resolution. It’s notable that these disputes constitute a substantial portion of the daily situational reports received by my ministry.

“The potential for these disputes to escalate into violent conflicts compels us to allocate considerable resources to mitigate such threats. These are resources that could have otherwise been invested in other productive sectors of the economy,” Kan-Dapaah stressed.

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