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Our Vision

Our vision is for the chieftaincy institution to play a stronger role in ensuring peace and unity among the people of Ghana and the realization of their aspirations for economic, social, cultural and political advancement.


Our mission is to build the capacity of the membership of the National House of Chiefs to promote peace, security, order and unity through the prompt, transparent and fair

Core Functions

To promptly adjudicate chieftaincy cases through chieftaincy tribunals and make pronouncements on matters affecting chieftaincy.

History Of National House Of Chiefs

The National House of Chiefs was established in the year 1969 under the 1969 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana and was formally inaugurated by the Presidential Commission in Kumasi and it was subsequently maintained under the 1979 and 1992 Constitutions of the Republic..

The Headquarters of the House is located at Manhyia in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. The House is among other things, mandated to undertake the progressive study, interpretation and codification of customary laws with a view to evolving in appropriate cases a unified system of rules of customary laws and shall perform such other functions not being inconsistent with any functions performed by the House of Chiefs of a Region as Parliament may by or under an Act of Parliament confer on it or otherwise refer to it..

Activities of the House are carried out through the Committee system.  At the moment there are eight (8) main Committees in the House with different functions. These Committees are as follows;

The Standing Committee of the House is made up of all the Presidents of the various Regional Houses of Chiefs. Other members of the Committee are the Chairmen of the various Committees and former President(s) of the House. The Standing Committee serves as the highest decision making body of the House after the General body of the House.

The Research and Traditional Affairs Committee of the House is made up of Vice Presidents of all the Regional Houses of Chiefs. The Vice President of the National House of Chiefs is an ex-officio member of the Committee.

The Research and Traditional Affairs Committee among others deliberates on matters including petitions referred to it by the President and advice the House accordingly through the Standing Committee. The Committee also vets Chieftaincy Declaration Forms of Chiefs received from the Regional Houses and make recommendations to the House through the Standing Committee for entry of the names of the affected chiefs into the National Register of Chiefs.

The Land, Natural Resources and Environment Committee handles all matters on land, natural resources and environment either referred to the House by the government or any organization or institution; or initiated by the House and makes recommendations for the consideration of the House through the Standing Committee.

About Us

The National House of Chiefs was established in 1969 under Article 154 of the 1969 Constitution. The Instrument covering the establishment of the House was enacted on the 17th September, 1971, that is the Chieftaincy Act 1971 (Act 370). The 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana and Chieftaincy Act 2008, Act 759 maintained the House. The House perform research, judicial, administrative, financial and advisory functions to all Chiefs in Ghana through the Regional Houses of Chiefs. 

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Tel.: +233 (0) 322 022 123
Email: info@nhoc.gov.gh

Ghana Post GPS code: AK-000-7292

Office Location: Antoa road, Manhyia, Kumasi, Ghana

Address: P. O Box 4148, Kumasi, Ghana

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