Western Regional House Of Chiefs Condemns Violence At Dixcove

The Western Regional House of Chiefs has registered its displeasure at the ongoing violence at Dixcove in the Western Region

The house also condemned the abysmal act, saying that, “it was a violation of the traditional values, persons, property and space”.

The house and its standing committee on Tuesday, 22, 2019 issued a press release, which expressed their stand and disapproval at the unfortunate situation which occured at Dixcove.

The press statement signed by the Acting President of the house, Awule Amihere Kpanyinli III, Omanhene of Eastern Nzema and copied the GNA, stated that "this act of violence at Dixcove contradicts all the doctrines and expectations of the role of the institution.

"This willful and disturbing defilement of the person of an Omanhene displays a complete disregard for the norms, conventions and taboos that sew the cultural fabric of social unity and is possibly a pointer to the direction we may be heading as a society".

The house therefore appealed to the Western regional Police Command to work assiduously to apprehend the culprits, who planned and executed such a dastardly act, adding that, no one is above the law and as such no persons had the right to take the law into their hands.

They further stressed that the barbaric act and wanton destruction of property does not only tarnish the image of the hallowed institution bequeathed to them through the ages but contributes to the idea of lawlessness, conflict, disorder and insecurity abhorred by this sacred institution.

The Western Regional house of chiefs again appealed to the government to assist the house in setting up a committee to resolve and find out the root cause of the Dixcove violence and tension.

It would be recalled that a gang, allegedly attacked and took hostage the Paramount Chief of lower Dixcove, Nana Kwasi Agyemang IX and four of his subjects to an unidentified location in the early hours of Monday.

The thugs were alleged to have set barrels of fuel and boats on fire at the beach and also used dynamite to damage some structures.

The Omanhene and his four subjects were later discovered locked up in a room on the second floor of Nana Hima Dakyi's (chief of upper Dixcove) palace and the police had to break into the room to rescue them.

Nana Dakyi of Upper Dixcove, has however denied his involvement in the attack of Nana Agyemang and his four subjects when he responded to the Western police command invitation.