The Paramount Queen Mother of Ningo Traditional Council, Naana Dugbakwa Dugba II has appealed to government to fast track the amendment of the Chieftaincy Act 2008 to establish clearly the role of queen mothers in the traditional council.
She stated that the council did not acknowledge the role of a queen mother as the next highest person in the absence of a paramount chief as clarified in the Chieftaincy Act 2008, hence the need to clearly state it to make it visible.
She said this on Wednesday at the Policy and Tourism Fair organized by the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs as part of activities to mark the 2023 Civil Service Week Celebration.
According to her, the establishment of the Ministry has brought some enlightenment in the chieftaincy affairs as now most people are getting the understanding of chieftaincy issues and its role in development.
She commended the Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Mr Stephen Asamoah Boateng for opening his doors to them and putting in efforts for the amendment of the Chieftaincy Act 2008.
She encouraged fellow queen mothers to continue to support developmental works in their various communities and not be deterred by the lack of resources.
“Besides supporting women to develop, one of my main priorities in communities has been to visit junior high schools and provide young girls with sanitary pads as well as provide all final year students at the Junior high level with resources for their Basic Education Certificate Exams (B.E.C.E),” she added.
Priscilla Osei-Wusu Nimako, ISD