Traditional leaders schooled on strategic planning and leadership at UPSA

Traditional leaders schools on leadership, management , documentation and others to promote development.

The ceremony, organized by the Otumfuo Center for Traditional Leadership (OCTL), saw 40 participants graduating through cutting-edge topics such as land management, conflict management, negotiating skills, and records and documentation.

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It also covered; strategic planning and leadership, chieftaincy, gender, financial management, and administration laws.

The objective of the training was therefore to strengthen the leadership and management skills of the Chieftancy Institutions towards sustainable development.

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Prof Amartey observed that the OCTL has equipped local leaders and personnel of urban councils, regional and national chief executive houses with development skills since its creation four years ago.

Exceptional individuals with expertise in governance, in relation to unique global and local issues, have been offered the opportunity to share their insight, on Friday 22 November.

Nana Owusu Pinkra II, Kintampo’s Kontihene, urged the government to recognize chiefs as linchpin leaders in the strategic partnership towards nation building.

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He said that there was a need for traditional leaders to be contacted in the planning and awarding of contracts; to be given supervisory roles during the implementation of such capital projects aimed at development in their areas.

Nana Owusu Pinkra II stated that this could help to combat truancy among contractors, embezzlement and abandoned projects.

Prof Amartey said the Annual Leadership Lecture was consistent with the University’s mission to enhance its scope in scholarship and professionalism, as well as bolster its extension and community service mandate.

Odeefuo Amoakwa Buadu VIII, Paramount Chief of the Breman Asikuma Traditional Area, also noted that people still believe that traditional leaders can improve their lives, saying this was a challenge in the sense that the interest of the community becomes paramount.

Source: Newsghana24.com

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