The head of the Tetteh Okpe families from Amamole and Okortsoshishi has warned the kingmakers against using unqualified chiefs as this has always been a recipe for violence and disputes in the greater Accra region.
Most of the time, he said, people not even remotely affiliated with the chief line, but with considerable wealth, were selected and nikodem appointed as chiefs.
“The Presidency as a revered institution was never misused by our ancestors as it is now,” he said.
Nii Ashitey Tetteh issued the warning last Saturday in Amamole near Pokuase in the Accra area to officially announce the death of Chief Nii Tetteh Okpe IV, who passed away over a month ago
He said that although the chief’s death created a temporary void, a new chief and a deserving chief would be installed to lead the people of Amamole.
Nii Ashitey Tetteh said he would serve as chief of Amamole and the Gyasehene, a position the late chief held to promote family cohesion.
Present at the event were Nii Akiritey James Tetteh, Lemoel Ashitey Attram, all the main elders of the Tetteh Okpe families.
Others included Nii Tetteh Tsru II Ngleshie Ajumako Stool’s father, Nii Jerry Aquaye Thompson, former community leader of Ga West, and Naa Klorkai Densua, Pokuase Queen.
From Francis Xah