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Title: AN EXAMINATION OF CHIEFTAINCY INSTITUTION: THE ROLE AND CHALLENGES OF CHIEFS IN THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE DORIMON TRADITIONAL AREA OF THE UPPER WEST REGION OF GHANA
Authors: SEIDU, H-D
Issue Date: 2016
Abstract: The chieftaincy institution has remained an imperative heritage in the Upper West Region and Ghana as a whole. Its development output and contribution in the modern times have been a major concern with the remarkable growth and development in human population within the Region. The study was designed to examine the role of the chieftaincy institution and what chiefs do to promote the socio-economic development of the people in the Dorimon traditional area of the Upper West Region of Ghana. Cross-sectional design, though often associated with quantitative research was triangulated with qualitative methods. Both primary and secondary data were collected and a set of questionnaire and interview guides were administered in the Dorimon Traditional Area. It was found that the roles of the chieftaincy institution included the arbitration, culture preservation, mobilisation of people for work and thus ensuring quality education in the District. However, inadequate funds, poor relationship between the District Assembly and the traditional rulers, delays in government grants, political interference and inadequate training and capacity building for traditional rulers, conflicts among others were factors that proved as a threat to the meaning and contributions of the chieftaincy institution in the Dorimon Traditional area of the Upper West Region of Ghana. Regular and intensive training of chiefs, effective collaboration between the modern and the traditional systems and adequate resourcing of the traditional councils as well as less interference of politicians in chieftaincy issues would go a long way to address some of the challenges of the institution in the Dorimon Traditional Area of the Upper West Region of Ghana.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1422
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