Litigations in chieftaincy

Aim is to examine some of the practical causes and consequences of chieftaincy litigations and suggest how best society can contain or minimise ligitations to the advantage of the Ghanaian community. Chieftaincy litigations are rampant in Ghanaian society today; but with so many appeal cases pending the superior courts it is in appropriate to base the discussions on the current cases of litigation. With this constraint in view, the author recalls a few old cases and examines two issues of importance in current chiefly litigations, namely: 1) enstoolment/destoolment and land as major causes of chiefly litigations, 2) tradititional procedural matters relating to the prosecution of chiefly litigations.

Title: Litigations in chieftaincy
Author: Brembi II, Nana Atta Kwesi
Year: 1977
Periodical: Ghana Journal of Sociology
Volume: 11
Issue: 1-2
Pages: 58-62
Language: English
Geographic term: Ghana
Abstract: Aim is to examine some of the practical causes and consequences of chieftaincy litigations and suggest how best society can contain or minimise ligitations to the advantage of the Ghanaian community. Chieftaincy litigations are rampant in Ghanaian society today; but with so many appeal cases pending the superior courts it is in appropriate to base the discussions on the current cases of litigation. With this constraint in view, the author recalls a few old cases and examines two issues of importance in current chiefly litigations, namely: 1) enstoolment/destoolment and land as major causes of chiefly litigations, 2) tradititional procedural matters relating to the prosecution of chiefly litigations.