The Minister-Designate for Religious and Chieftaincy Affairs, Ebenezer Kojo Kum has proposed to introduce a DNA genealogy database that will help in tracing authentic successions to stools and skins.
“Already the National House of Chiefs has started the process of documenting the various successions to the stools and skins. When I am given the nod, I intend to collaborate with them on another level to, if possible, introduce a DNA genealogy database that will complement what is already being used.”
Currently, you have to trace your family tree to find who has a legitimate right to occupy a stool or skin. With this kind of collaboration, there can be some certainty as to which individuals are eligible to contest some of these stools and skins as and when they become vacant,”
he told the Appointment Committee on Friday, February 26, 2021.