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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 Governance and Development Committee of the House is mandated to propose to the National House of Chiefs appropriate input into the National Budget, aside from the annual estimates of the House. The Committee is also tasked to advice the government on development and governance matters and also monitors the implementation of government projects as well as advice the House on how to support chiefs in the country to initiate developmental projects in their communities.
There is a Judicial Committee made up of four panels. Each panel is entrusted to hear cases from specific Regional House of Chiefs. A member from a Region is not appointed to serve on a panel hearing cases from his region or a region with similar cultural or traditional values.

The four sets of panel of the Judicial Committees are indicated below;
  1. Cases from Ashanti and Brong Ahafo Regions are heard by one set of five chiefs from Northern, Central, Western and Upper East Regions.
  2. Cases from Central, Volta and Western Regions are heard by another set of members from Ashanti, Brong Ahafo and Greater Accra Regions
  3. Cases from Eastern, Upper West, and Greater Accra Regions are heard by a set of members from Upper East, Brong Ahafo, Northern and Central Regions.
  4. Cases from Northern and Upper East Regions are heard by the last set of members from Volta, Upper West, Greater Accra and Central Region.

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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