Regina Benneh, GNA
Fiapre (B/A), Aug. 10, GNA - The Fiapre Traditional Council (FTC) in the Sunyani West District of Brong-Ahafo Region has threatened to sue the Awuah-Domase Traditional Council for describing the Chief and Queen of Fiapre as the Kurontirehene and Kurontirehemaa of Awua-Domase.
The Council has therefore issued a threat of Court action to place injunction on the burial and ‘Doteyie’ of Nana Kwame Korang VI, the late Paramount Chief of Awua-Domase.
According to the FTC, the description of Obrempong Professor Kyem Amponsah II and Susubribi Ama Saah II, the Chief and Queen of Fiapre respectively, in the burial and Doteyie invitation brochure of Nana Korang VI as the Kurontirehene and Kurontirehemaa are below their status’ and thus, out of order.
Nana Korang died on the Tuesday July11, 2017 and his burial and Doteyie is slated for Monday August 27 to Monday, September 3, 2018 at Awua-Domase in the Sunyani West-District.
The Doteyie literally among the ‘Akan’ tribal and ethnic groups in Ghana is the pre-burial funeral and burial of a death traditional ruler, which could take a number of days but mostly not exceeding a week, depending on the status of stool of the late chief or queen.
Addressing a press conference at Fiapre, Obrempong Prof. Amponsah II, ordered that his name and that of his Queen must be removed from the Doteyie invitation brochure as being part of the chief mourners within 24 hours.
He added that the funeral invitation brochures that have been served already should be withdrawn and posters be removed to avoid Court action against the Awua-Domase Traditional Council.
The Press conference was attended by the members of the Fiapre Traditional Council, opinion leaders and the general public.
Obrempong Prof. Amponsah II stressed that Fiapre was an independent domain traditionally, because it did not owe allegiance to any superior traditional authority and therefore, its Chief did not swear oath of allegiance to any other Chief.
He explained that in March 2014, the FTC wrote to the Brong-Ahafo Regional House of Chiefs (BARHC) to enquire about the status of the traditional area.
Following that enquiry, a letter by the BARHC in response, dated April 9, 2014 and received by the late Chief of Fiapre, Nana Opoku Ababio II stated categorically that the Fiapre Traditional area was not under any Traditional Authority.