The President of the National House of Chiefs, Ogyeahoho Yaw Gyebi II, has expressed his dissatisfaction with the meagre allowance he receives as the leader of the country’s umbrella organization for chiefs.
Ogyeahoho Gyebi II, who also serves as the Chief of Sefwi Anwiaso in the Western North Region, revealed that the government pays him a mere GHS 300.00 as an allowance.
He highlighted that the inadequate remuneration for employees of the House has hindered the institution from effectively carrying out its responsibilities.
The National House of Chiefs is tasked with exercising appellate jurisdiction in cases or matters related to chieftaincy that have been determined by the Regional House of Chiefs in the respective regions.
Additionally, under Article 273(5) of the 1992 Constitution, the House has original jurisdiction in specific chieftaincy cases or matters.
Ogyeahoho Gyebi II further disclosed that even his hotels receive the same GHS 300.00 allowance whenever he travels. He expressed his frustration with the treatment the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs metes out to the leadership of the House, likening it to how secondary school children are treated.
He emphasized that the issue of low remuneration for workers of the House has been a longstanding concern that urgently needs to be addressed.
”These challenges, according to him, are hindering the institution from fulfilling its mandate effectively. he noted. Ogyeahoho Yaw Gyebi II conveyed these grievances during an interview on the 6:00 a.m. news programme on Accra-based Joy FM on Tuesday, September 5, 2023