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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..

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.

Ya-Na Mahama Abukari II, the Overlord of Dagbon, on Wednesday, led a high-powered delegation to pay a courtesy call on the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, at the Manhyia Palace, Kumasi.

The visit was to express the gratitude of the chiefs and people of Dagbon to the Committee of Eminent Chiefs, led by the Asantehene, which successfully brokered peace in the area after about a 16-year feud in the area.

The historic resolution of the matter in 2018, brought an end to the over a decade stand-off between the two feuding royal gates - Abudu and Andani, which stalled development in the area.

“We are overwhelmed by your support and assistance in the mediation processes that helped to bring a lasting peace for the benefit of the people,” the Yo-Na, Yakubu Abdullai, Spokesperson for the delegation, noted.

“There were lots of challenges and controversies along the way due to the stance taken by the feuding factions. However, with your traditional wisdom and knowledge, you were able to restore peace. We are grateful for this painstaking effort,” Yo-Na Abdullai said.

Otumfuo Osei Tutu said the people should give the new Ya-Na all the support he needs in order to succeed in his endeavours.

They should work together as one people with a common agenda for accelerated growth in the Dagbon area since unity was strength.

Source: GhanaWeb

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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Office Location: Antoa road, Manhyia, Kumasi, Ghana

Address: P. O Box 4148, Kumasi, Ghana

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