Decorated President Nana Akufo-Addo (R) at Ga Mantse Palace

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed his delight over the peace that has finally been restored to the Ga State, following the enstoolment of a new Ga Mantse, after years of protracted Chieftaincy disputes in the State. “I’m happy today, very happy, for peace to come to the Ga State during my time as President. Everyone should be excited that now we have a Ga Mantse, after the protracted chieftaincy issues since the demise of Nii Amugi. I pray to God to give you strength to have a successful reign”, President Akufo-Addo told new Ga Mantse.

The President expressed his satisfaction on Friday at the commencement of his two-day tour of the Greater Accra Region, when he paid a courtesy call on the new Ga Mantse, King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II, known in private life as Dr Kelvin Nii Tackie.

This is the second major resolution of a chieftaincy dispute in Ghana, under the leadership of President Akufo-Addo, following the successful installation of a new Overlord of Dagbon, Ya-Naa Mahama Abukari II, on 25th January 2019.

This has since brought peace and development to the Dagbon State.

Addressing the Ga Mantse, President Akufo-Addo explained that he should have, ordinarily, begun his tour of the Greater Accra Region, which he started on Thursday by paying a courtesy call on the new King, to, as it were, seek his permission and blessings before embarking on the tour.

However, following the ceremony of gazetting of the new Ga Mantse at the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs on Thursday, the President indicated that he believed it will be wholly appropriate that he deferred his visit to the palace of the new Ga Mantse to Friday, so as to be able to congratulate him officially.

He reassured King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II that he will give everything within his power to help the new Ga Mantse unify the Ga State.

President Akufo-Addo stressed that a united Ga State will help provide a conducive environment for the central government to function, and help improve the living standards of the people.

“The pledge you’ve made to maintain peace in Accra is most welcome, and we must all play our part to address the remaining chieftaincy issues in the country. We’re looking forward, as a government, to work with the traditional authorities to help transform the nation,” he assured.

President Akufo-Addo also took the opportunity to thank Ga Mantse and Ga people for their support during the last election, even though his party, the New Patriotic Party, lost seven seats it previously held in the Greater Accra Region.

“We will get back all the seats we lost in the 2024 elections. because we are working towards it”, highly confident Akufo-Addo stated.

On his commitment to ensure that Accra becomes the cleanest city in Africa, the President said, that commitment is still valid, and that “addressing the sanitation issues in Accra is of utmost importance before I leave office in January 2025”.