NDC’s 'world bank' tag derogatory to Volta Region- Togbe Afede

A.B. Kafui Kanyi

Ho, Sept. 12, GNA – Togbe Afede XIV,
Agbogbomefia of Asogli and President of Volta Region House of Chiefs, has said
the National Democratic Congress’s (NDC) tag of the Region as its “world bank”
is derogatory.

He said this is because the Party had taken
the Region for granted with the show of gross disrespect to the chiefs and the

Togbe Afede said this when the Regional
Executive and some members of the Regional Election Taskforce of the NDC paid a
courtesy call to introduce themselves to him.

Togbe Afede said he did not understand why
politicians only frequent chiefs when elections approached and described that
act as show of insolence to traditional authorities.

He said chiefs in the Region had tried
severally to seek audience with government appointees in the Region on
development issues to no avail and questioned their commitment to the
development of the area.

“I have tried severally to engage political
heads from the local level to the regional to discuss development in our areas
but unsuccessful. I personally called and sent text messages but they were not
honoured. Many other chiefs in the Region complained of same and you call us
your world bank just for votes.

“If you don’t meet the chiefs and deliberate
on development issues then it means you are representing yourself in government
and not the people,” he stated.

Togbe Afede also chastised politicians for
having reduced politics to enriching themselves at the expense of the people,
with the struggle for contracts and small jobs being the order of the day.

“Politics is not an end in itself, it must bring
development and happiness to the people, not a select few. It must create
opportunity for all, whether in NPP or NDC,” he said.

Togbe Afede called on the parties to shun
tribal politics and unite the country for peace and development.

Mr Kofi Attoh, Chairman of the Regional
Election Taskforce for NDC said the introduction of the Taskforce to Togbe
Afede was to pave way for the launch of the Party’s 2016 campaign launch and
activities in the Region.


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