Report on the TAARN Conference on the Role of Ghanaian Rulers as Development Officers

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In June 2001, as part of the second phase of the research activities of the TAARN (Ghana Team), invitations were sent to the ten Regional Houses of Chiefs asking them to send three traditional rulers each – a paramount, divisional and female leader – to represent their region. The central objective was to examine the changing role of traditional rulers in Ghana as the democratic order advances in the country. The traditional office holders were invited to join in the attempt to define their role as heads of their polities within the the framework of developmental efforts by the central government and its agencies. To enable traditional rulers to function effectively, it was generally agreed that they should be empowered to enable them play their role as dynamic agents for development.
Traditional Leaders, Development Officers