Traditional Political Institution in Modern Democratic Governance in Ghana: The Case of Akim Abuakwa Traditional Area
Eugene Danso

This study sought to examine the relevance of traditional political institution in modern democratic governance in Ghana by using Akim Abuakwa as the case study. This paper argues that the chieftaincy institution has become anachronistic due to elements of colonialism and modern democratic institutions which had adverse impact on the institution. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were used in collecting data from chiefs and local government authorities in the selected communities for the study. The primary data were obtained from both questionnaire administration and interview guides whereas the secondary data was collected from articles, journals and online materials that are related to the topic under study. The study revealed that the chieftaincy institution in Ghana to be refined to be abreast with the changing trend of society.

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