A Commission for Noorderlicht Foundation / African Studies Centre
Who Sees His Own ?
Traditional chieftaincy is experiencing great turmoil since the independence of Ghana in 1957. Together with democracy came politics, power and greed. With their large base of loyal subjects, chiefs yield significant grassroots power and the 2 main political parties, the NPP and the NDC, are setting alliances in order to seek votes. The chiefs interviewed for this project have all said that the Dagomba are gradually loosing their soul.