President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has lamented the use of a huge chunk of state resources in settling of Chieftaincy disputes.
Nana Akufo-Addo expressed concern about the impact of such expenditure on national development.
He therefore charged all stakeholders to ensure that these disputes are eliminated or dealt with once and for all.
“Chieftaincy disputes take majority of National Security resources. We all know what is happening in many parts of the country. We must all work hard to end some of these disputes.”
Several chieftaincy disputes across the country have led to violent clashes which have resulted in either the death or injury to persons involved.
Groups such as the Volta House of Chiefs have been assisting the government’s efforts at reducing chieftaincy disputes by embarking on sensitisation programmes in some regions.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said the government is seeking an increment in the number of judicial committees and regional house sittings to hasten the adjudication of outstanding disputes.
He said this will reduce the number of chieftaincy disputes in the country and bring about peace and development.