The Management of Chieftaincy Records in Ghana: An Overview

  • Musah Adams Department of Information Studies, University of Ghana, P.O. Box 60, Legon, Ghana


In many developing countries like Ghana, the chieftaincy institution serves both administrative and advisory role to the government in community affairs. Using data obtained through a survey, the study examined the management of chieftaincy records in Ghana. The study revealed that chieftaincy records serve as source material for both traditional administration and research. However, requests for records as research material tilt towards land administration and the history of the chieftaincy stools and land. The study concludes with recommendations on how to ensure effective management of chieftaincy records for both current and future use.
Afr. J. Lib. Arch. & Inf. Sc. Vol.15(1) 2005: 67-73

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