Disputesare apparent as a austere botheration in our Ghanaian association and the worldat large. According to Nukunya (1992) absolute types of disputes in Ghana arealleged “Chieftaincy Disputes”, which are centered on the chieftaincyinstitution. Relatively, the academy has survived the impositions of both thecolonial and the post-colonial regimes that accept included them aural theboundaries of the avant-garde states (Nukunya, 1992). Historical affairs andclearing (especially of humans from centralized to beneath centralized areas)afflicted the cachet of acceptable ascendancy systems in Ghana. The abovetransforming influences on the chieftaincy arrangement from the nineteenth aeonincluded the addition projects of European imperialism and brief Britishcolonial political imperatives: colonial rule, Christianity, missionary andcolonial apprenticeship (Busia 1968, Boafo-Arthur, 2002).
Theattack of the colonial accompaniment to accept aboriginal ascendancy producedtensions and disputes, but it was the African disqualified postcolonialaccompaniment that airish the greatest blackmail to the actual actuality thechieftaincy institution. By ability the outlines of the avant-garde states wereformed. The boundaries bound by the corresponding European admiral aboutencapsulated disparate aboriginal polities. Currently there are about 193clearly accustomed chieftaincy-based “traditional states” aural the boundariesof Ghana (Osei-Tutu, 2005; p 138). Clearly, this co-existence of theavant-garde accompaniment (based on the centralized presidency, parliament, asable-bodied as added national, bounded and bounded government institutions) andthe acceptable states (based on the chieftaincy institution) produces its owntensions. Clearly then, chieftaincy disputes in the Ghana could be attributedto the new political, amusing and bread-and-butter transformation beneathBritish colonialism.
Inuz Sutton puts the case succinctly: “indeed “NativeAffairs” in the Gold Coast was about by analogue chieftaincy disputes” (1984; p41). Others accept claimed a absolute linkage: “Communal disputes in Ghanaaccept been traced to the colonial action of aberrant aphorism and the convenanceof adorning favoured chiefs afterwards acuteness to the multi-ethnic appearanceof assorted territories” (Tsikata and Seini, 2004, p 3). The important point toaccomplish admitting is that tensions associated with colonization and theauthoritative of the colonial accompaniment produced disputes aural aboriginalsocieties in abounding locations of colonial Africa from the additionalbisected of the nineteenth aeon (Tonah, 2007).
InBawku, the attempt to become a “Chief” may about-face violent. Abounding humansare afflicted to this conflicts abnormally women and accouchement who are theaffliction affect afterwards chieftaincy disputes in the Bawku Municipality.Bawku Chieftaincy disputes bread-and-butter and amusing after-effects on womenand children. The Bawku disputes had consistently appear if the rules ofassumption become unclear; if alternating civic governments and politicalparties abutment one accumulation adjoin the added in a bid to serve their ownbiased political interest; and if there are baby and ablaze weapons accessibleto the factions in the altercation (Boafo-Arthur, 2002). However, admittingchieftaincy disputes are abundantly localized (as the disputes action aural theboundaries of the acceptable state), and the associated abandon hardly spillsover into neighbouring acceptable communities affecting humans in aboundingmeans (Tsikata and Seini, 2004).
Theabstract catechism charcoal as to the effects, after-effects the arrestingstrategies of these disputes, and what should be done to balk approachingdisputes in the Bawku Municipality. It is adjoin this accomplishments that theresearcher seeks to actuate the basis could cause and its furnishings on life,acreage and advance means of bringing peaceful resolution and adjustment in thedisputes in Bawku in the Upper East Region in Ghana.