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American Journal of Economics, Finance and Management, Vol.5, No.1, Mar. 2021, Pub. Date: Feb. 23, 2021
Bases of Chieftaincy Disputes in Juaso in the Asante Akyem South Municipality in Ghana
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Authors
[01] Victoria Asante-Hanson, Department of Social Sciences, Presbyterian Women’s College of Education, Aburi, Ghana.
[02] Frank Ato Tabil, Department of Social Sciences, Seventh Day Adventist College of Education, Asokori-Koforidua, Ghana.
[03] Emmanuel Brew, Department of Social Sciences, Enchi College of Education, Enchi, Ghana.
[04] Francis Tetteh-Osei, Department of Social Sciences, Presbyterian Women’s College of Education, Aburi, Ghana.
Abstract
This study focused on the issues surrounding the chieftaincy dispute in Juaso and its developmental implications. It involved 12 participants who were sampled through purposive, snowballing, convenient, and maximal variation for interview. Semi-structured interview and participant observation were employed in data collection. This study adopted a qualitative content analysis to analyze data from interviews and participants’ observations. Narrative analysis based on themes under which literature was reviewed was done. Using content analysis, salient points from recorded responses from oral interview and field notes from non-verbal cues were described with some table presentation where necessary or when required. The study revealed that, competition among the ruling gates, intruders desiring to ascend the stool and the quest for Omanhene’s status and opposition from political powers were some causes of the chieftaincy dispute in Juaso prior to the reign of Nana Owusu Akyaw Prempeh. The study recommended that, the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) should take up campaigns to educate people on chieftaincy affairs. This might help to reduce the vulnerability of the chiefs and their people to manipulation by intruders. It is also recommended that, royals should be groomed and brought up in the spirit of respect from childhood, during installation and after installation.
Keywords
Chieftaincy, Disputes, Juaso, Asante Akyem South Municipality, Ghana
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