Queen mother of Asante-Akim Agogo in the Ashanti Region, Nana Afrakoma Serwaa Kusi Oboadom has called on government to enact laws that will yield more power to traditional leaders to punish lawbreakers.
According to the Agogomanhemaa, the current structures does not allow traditional leaders to punish lawbreakers in their communities and she believes this is an impediment to the development of their communities and the country’s fight against COVID-19.
She is therefore calling on government to enact laws which will allow chiefs and queen mothers punish those who go against COVID-19 protocols.
The queen mother believes this will help in the country’s fight against the deadly COVID-19 virus and minimize the rate at which the virus is spreading in communities.
“We’re pleading with government to give us more power so we can work in our communities. Nobody listens to us because we cannot punish lawbreakers. We want government to yield us some legal power to develop our communities”- she said
Nana Afrakoma Serwaa said this when the Otumfour foundation together with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) organised a workshop for the queen mothers and other stakeholders in the Asante Akim North, Central and South constituencies to educate them on COVID-19 preventive measures.