Ghana’s president-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has announced that the chieftaincy institution will be reformed to make it more meaningful in the country’s current system of governance.

Noting that there are still obstacles which prevent the active participation of the traditional authorities in the governance of the country, he says his administration will work closely with the traditional authorities to address this concern.

Nana Akufo Addo said during visits to various parts of the country over festive season that it was the intention of the incoming ad,mnistration to reform the chieftaincy institution to enable the traditional authorities to play effective roles in the governance system.

Addressing a meeting of the Upper West Region (Province) House of Chiefs in the regional capital, Wa, he said the the revival and modernisation of agriculture, the industrialisation development effort, and the restructuring of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority and making it a genuine instrument of progress for the people in the northern part of Ghana would be pursued vigorously.

At another meeting on Saturday in Sunyani, capital of Brong-Ahafo Region, the President-elect announced plans to set up a team to consult the chiefs to discuss and identify the best way for them to play an effective role towards ensuring good governance in the country.

He said every government needed the contributions of the nation’s traditional rulers for a successful administration, hence the need to ensure a more effective and pragmatic role by them.