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I’ll pay chiefs, queen mothers living allowances – Bawumia

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Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) presidential candidate, has pledged to provide living allowances to paramount and divisional chiefs, along with queen mothers, should he win the presidency.

He believes this initiative will strengthen their ability to back governmental initiatives.

The Vice President affirmed his commitment to financially bolster traditional leaders, enhancing their role in the nation’s progress.

These statements were delivered by Dr. Bawumia during his engagement with the Ashanti Regional House of Chiefs on his recent campaign trail June 10, 2024.

“I want to amend section 63 (D) of the Chieftaincy Act to empower the chiefs to help the government to govern this country. It will help all of us. We need to empower the chiefs to help the government and empowering the chiefs is not only to change the law.

“But to financially resource the chiefs. If we don’t financially resource the palaces of the chiefs, they can’t do the work we want them to do.

“So my manifesto team has looked at all of it. We are saying that we have to pay living allowances to the paramount chiefs and not stop there but to the divisional chiefs and the queen mothers so that we can have a complete chieftaincy institution that is empowered to help government,” he stated.

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