THE TESHIE Mantse Palace has said Gbetsoolo Nii Ashitey Akomfra II is the legitimate Mantse of Teshie contrary to media reports that Teshie has no chief.
In a rejoinder issued by the Palace and copied to the DAILY HERITAGE which was signed by Nii Ashikwei Kwaobotswe II, of Teshie Dzasetse, said “The Teshie Mantse Palace wishes to place it on record that on December 18, 2014 Gbetsoolo Nii Ashitey Akomfra III was enstooled as the 18th Teshie Mantse in line with Teshie Customary Law and usage.”
Below is the full statement:
The attention of the Teshie Mantse Palace has been drawn to a purported press Conference on April 2, 2019 by a disgruntled group of persons styling themselves as Teshie Traditional Council and the subsequent publication of a false story in a section of print media and online that Teshie has no chief.
The Teshie Mantse Palace wishes to place it on record that on December 18, 2014 Gbetsoolo Nii Ashitey Akomfra III was enstooled as the 18th Teshie Mantse in line with Teshie Customary Law and usage.
The Teshie Mantse Palace further wishes to issues a note of caution to the unsuspecting public that at the Homowo Festival every year, a group of self-seekers come up with sensational stories about Teshie Chieftaincy just to cause confusion. The group takes advantage of the confusion to extort ‘Homowo monies’ from the factories and businesses concerns with Teshie and its environs and pocket the proceeds.
The Teshie Mantse Palace finally wishes to notify the general public that a meeting of the Greater Accra Regional Security Council held on Friday August 1, 2018 the REGSEC issued a directive that anybody or group or persons who wishes to challenge the validity of the enstoolment of Gbetsoolo Nii Ashitey Akomfra III as Teshie Mantse should do so at the appropriate Judicial Committee or Court of Law.
So far, no body has ventured to file any action against Gbetsoolo as Teshie Mantse at the appropriate judicial forum.
Therefore, Teshie Mantse Palace wishes to urge the general public to continue dealing with Gbetsoolo Nii Ashitey Akomfra III as the legitimate Teshie Mantse.
NII ASHIKWEI KWAOBOTSWE II, TESHIE DZASETSE