The Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Mr Stephen Asamoah Boateng, has said the Ministry’s key priority is to ensure Chieftaincy disputes were reduced to the barest minimum.
He said this when a delegation from USAID paid a courtesy call on him on Friday in Accra.
He noted that the chiefs will a lot of power in their traditional areas, therefore, ensuring peace is key to promoting development.
Mr Asamoah Boateng said the Ministry would train research officers to enable them to undertake research into the codification of the succession plan of chiefs to curtail chieftaincy disputes.
He added that the Ministry had drafted a paper to regulate religious bodies, adding that it was also working to ensure that key stakeholders provided inputs to the document to help purge the system of religious charlatans.
On her part, the head of the delegation from USAID and Mission Director, Ms Kimberly Rosen, commended the government for drawing a roadmap to bring peace to Bawku in the Upper East Region and appealed to the Ministry to collaborate with the National Peace Council as they were key actors in the peace process.
Priscilla Osei-Wusu Nimako, ISD