The Project Coordinator / Lead Researcher
Mr. Isaac Bright Botchway
The need to have authentic historical records is paramount for posterity and serves as a foundation of tracing ones lineage and affiliation to a root of royalty. History provides people with sense of the past. This allows people to understand how cultural, social, and societal values developed differently. The outcome of the project (Ghana State Book Project) serves as a tool for preventing and resolving chieftaincy, family and tribal disputes by the various Traditional Councils. It is an opportunity to reconcile histories and address the loopholes in the existing written histories. The International Communities will have easy access to comprehensive, credible and authentic history information that covers all royal families within each traditional state in Ghana. The legitimacy of a potential chief or a royal member would be backed by authentic histories acceptable to all gates.
This will bring to an end major chieftaincy disputes associated with installation of chiefs. To reduce chieftaincy and tribal related conflicts, the government will have peaceful and conflict free atmosphere; this will help to channel the limited resources into prudent use in other effective areas. Investors and Agencies will operate in conducive environments. Academic and other professional researchers will have authentic information to undertake further research. The public offices, institutions and individuals will have access to credible information with regards to traditional histories, cultural practices and tourism sites.
As a coordinator and lead researcher of the project my focus is to prevent bias and ensures that everybody’s account is taken into consideration through vigorous but transparent process.