Chief threatens to stop water project over DCE’s refusal to pay homage

September 9, 2019

The Chief of Abura Tetsi in the Central region Nana Oprepah has threatened to stop an ongoing world bank water project supervised by the District assembly if the District Chief Executive of the area does not come to his palace to pay homage to him.
According to the chief, even though he is the custodian of the lands in the district, the DCE Aba Hagan has allowed the project to proceed without his knowledge or approval.

In a statement to the DCE, the chief warned he will move to the project area to stop work if the assembly does not visit the palace withing seven days.

“It is improper for the project to continue without the knowledge of the chief. The right thing to do is to come and pay homage to the palace so we can give our blessing. The lands are for the chief so you cannot decide on your own to just go ahead without coming to see the chief.
” The chief has given them 7 days to come or he and the people of this town will go to the site to stop the project. When the DCE received a letter from the palace, she called that the wording is too harsh so the chief should withdraw the letter and apologize to her, where is this done in this country?” a spokesperson for the chief told Starr News.