The National House of Chiefs has held its first meeting with a call on government to enhance allowances paid to Nananom which is woefully inadequate and does not motivate them to attend meeting to discuss issues of national interest.
Addressing members in Kumasi, Ogyeahoho Yaw Gyebi ll, Sefwi Anwiasohene and President of the National House of Chiefs said the House will lobby appropriate government institutions to achieve the goal of enhancing Chiefs allowances.
He congratulated His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo on his affirmation by the Supreme Court as duly elected President of Ghana and also commended His Excellency John Dramani Mahama for using the appropriate legal means to challenge the electoral results so declared by the Electoral Commission of Ghana.
Ogyeahoho Yaw Gyebi ll also congratulated Hon. Kojo Kum, Member of Parliament for Ahanta for his appointment as Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs and assured him of the full support of the House.
He advised his colleague Chiefs to continue to educate their subjects to continue to adhere to the protocols to stem the spikes of COVID-19 infection.
The National House of Chiefs President urged Members of Parliament to eschew excessive partisanship in the discharge of their legislative function in the interest of the nation.
He said his administration was in talks with some corporate institutions to procure laptops for all members of the House and staff to expose Nananom in new technology especially in this era of COVID-19.
The House later inducted King Odaifio Welentsi VI, Nungua Mantse from the Greater Accra Region and Busunuwura Monasa Jonokpawu ll, from the Savana Region who were elected to the House.
Nananom also observed a minute silence in honour of Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, Osu Mantse who joined his ancestors in February this year. May his Gentle Soul continue to Rest in Peace.