The Agbogbomefia of Asogli State and President of National House of Chiefs, Togbe Afede XIV has called on chiefs and people of Ghana to show concern in matters of national interest and speak against wrongs in society without fear.
Togbe Afede described the state of poverty in Ghana and the African continent as unacceptable and attributed it to greed and corruption on the part of leaders.
He said it does not make sense that with all the resources that abound in Africa, its people still wallow in poverty and in the case of Ghana, school children having to sit on floors to study under trees when the country continues to export timber.
He therefore charged the citizenry not to allow the fear of being tagged a member of political party A or B prevent them from speaking against evil in society as “poverty that will become our lot will not discriminate against members of political parties.
Togbe Afede XIV was speaking to a delegation of Tongu Council of Chiefs from 13 traditional areas from the three Tongu districts in the Volta Region who paid a courtesy call on him on Sunday, August 26 at the Asogli palace in Ho.
The Tongu Council of Chiefs led by the President, Togbe Nakakpo Dugbaza VIII’s visit was to forge a relationship with the Asogli State as a step to strengthening the existing relationship with the other traditional leaders in the region. The Council believed the surest way to develop the region is to have all traditional rulers coming together as one unified force to advance the developmental needs of the subjects.
Togbe Nakakpo Dugbaza VIII said the visit was also to solidarize with the people of Asogli regarding the unsavoury comments made by the governing New Patriotic Party Chairman, Freddie Blay against the Agbogbomefia.
He said comments like that against any traditional leader from any part of the region is considered insult to all chiefs in the region and must be condemned.
He therefore assured Togbe Afede of his Council’s support and congratulated him for living up to his duty as the Agbogbomefia of the Asogli people and President of the National House of Chiefs.
Togbe Afede expressed gratitude to the Tongu Chiefs for the gesture and hoped that the gesture will set the precedent for others to follow for stronger ties among all chiefs in the region, saying problems of the region are mainly due to disunity and envy.
He disclosed that there were plans for the unification of chiefs of Ewe heritage from the republics of Togo and Benin and from the region for the singular purpose of the good of the citizenry.
By: Ewoenam Kpodo/voltaonlinegh.com