Article 270 - Institution Of Chieftaincy

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(1) The institution of chieftaincy, together with its traditional councils as established by customary law and usage is hereby guaranteed.

(2) Parliament shall have no power to enact any law which -

(a) confers on any person or authority the right to accord or withdraw recognition to or from a chief for any purpose whatsoever, or

(b) in any way detracts or derogates from the honour and dignity of the institution of chieftaincy.

(3) Nothing in or done under the authority of any law shall be held to be inconsistent with, or in contravention of, clause (1) or (2) of this article if the law makes provision for

(a) the determination, in accordance with the appropriate customary law and usage, by a Traditional Council, a Regional House of Chiefs or the National House of Chiefs or a Chieftaincy Committee of any of them, of the validity of the nomination, election, selection, installation or deposition of a person as a chief;

(b) a Traditional Council or a Regional House of Chiefs or the National House of Chiefs to establish and operate a procedure for the registration of chiefs and the public notification in the Gazette or otherwise of the status of persons as chiefs in Ghana.