WELCOME

New Ga Mantse enstooled

A new Ga mantse under the stool name Nii Tackie Adama Latse II has been enstolled Sunday.
 
Some kingmakers within the Ga state introduced the supposed new chief to elders of the Ga royal houses at a ceremony at the Ga stool house.
 
Joy News' Elvis Adjetey who was present at the enstoolment ceremony reported the new chief is a London based business man privately known as George Tackie.
 
The new chief hails from Piam, one of the Royal Houses within the Ga state.
 
The enstoolment follows threats by Gbese Mantse Nii Ayibonte II, that he will enstool a new chief by August this year.
 
He insisted there is no Ga Mantse, rubbishing the existence of Nii Tackie Tawiah II who has been acclaimed as the Ga Mantse and recognised as the chairman of the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs.
 
Nii Ayi Bonte, known in private life as Tommy Okine and who was until his enstoolment the Chief Executive Officer of Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club, swore before a gathering last week that he should be destooled if he fails to enstool a new chief.
 
The Gbese Mantse accused the erstwhile Kufuor administration of imposing Nii Tackie Tawiah on the Ga People.
 
He mentioned Former Tourism Minister, Jake Obetsebi Lamptey, former Greater Accra Regional Minister IC Quaye and Accra Mayor Adjiri Blankson as responsible for the problems in the Ga state.
 
According to him there is no substantive Ga Mantse which makes the enstoolment of Nii Tackie Adama Latse II as legitimate.
 
But the spokesperson of Nii Tackie Tawiah has described the enstoolment as a “sacrilege and an insult to the Ga throne”
 
Nii Boye Abbey told Joy News the supposed new chief has his parents “adopted into the Teiko Tsuru We” and is “nowhere close to the throne.”
 
He said the enstoolment ceremony is null and void.
 
Nii Boye Abbey also accused persons within the ruling government of supervising the sacrilegious act.
 
When challenged to provide evidence for his allegations, the spokesperson mentioned state vehicles which he said were cited at the venue for the enstoolment.
 
He also mentioned one Fl Lt Nuworsu who he said is with the National security, the Ga West DCE, as well as twin brother of the Member of Parliament for the Ododiodio constituency as supervising the act.
 
Nii Abbey said the action flies in the face of rule of law and hinted they will take legal action against the claimants.

Source: Joy Online