Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has expressed worry about the influx of politicians in chieftaincy matters, which is limiting the influence of the traditional rulers.
The King observed that divisions among them has negatively affected their arbitrary roles in society.
Speaking at the commissioning of the National House of Chiefs building, the Otumfuo cautioned that posterity will judge the chiefs if they do not reinvent themselves.
“You’re the fathers, but ask yourself why you’ve not been recognised as such? It is because of our own doing,” he noted.
“We trip to politicians begging them for certain things so we’re divided in the front. We have to be united and know the essence of chieftaincy.
“Let them come to you for advice, let them come to you for direction…if we don’t do that you sell your heritage to the politicians.
“Chieftaincy has something to do for Ghana and if we don’t, the relevance of it will be questioned by the youth who don’t appreciate yesterday but today,” he added.