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We do not bury our chiefs with human heads-Nene Benta III

October 12, 2017 11:06 AM
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We do not bury our chiefs with human heads-Nene Benta III

Prampram (GAR) Oct. 12, GNA - The Acting President of the Prampram Traditional Council and the Mankralo of Prampram, says human sacrifice has never been part of the burial rites and of their chiefs.

"Here in Prampram, our deities do not accept blood sacrifices. Even the main deity of Prampram doesn't accept the blood of goats, fowls, etc. So there is no way out for people to be beheaded in this area for rituals," Nene Benta III said.

Nene Atsure Benta III was addressing a press conference at Prampram to officially announce the death of Nene Tetteh Djan III, Paramount Chief of the area, and to outline his burial and funeral rites.

He observed that notwithstanding, they were still vigilant to prevent persons who might want to carry out such hideous acts just to tarnish the good reputation of the traditional area and mar the beauty of their custom.

In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA), he said the late Paramount Chief was worth celebrating because his reign symbolized stability of leadership in the traditional area.

He said, "For sometime, we did not have a peaceful transition. It was from his term that we had a peaceful transition from one chief to another and it stopped the destoolment of chiefs. Those days, they would enstool one chief and destool him a year or two later."

He observed that during his reign, there was unity and no fighting within all sub and divisional chiefs as they duly recognised him as the Paramount Chief of the area.

He assured that “this smooth transition they had enjoyed under him will continue”, adding that, "I can assure you because the systems are firmly in place so you can't jump one system to do another. So it will be problem free. We will make sure that the right things are done so we can have a peaceful nomination and installation of the next Paramount Chief."


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