Nii Afotey Agbo, popularly called Lion, who was accompanied by a retinue of chiefs and queen mothers from the Nungua Traditional area in the Greater Accra region, where he was the substantive minister, was welcomed by regional executives and leading members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the Volta Regional Coordinating Council (VRCC).
His late arrival disrupted the schedule of many people, particularly journalists.
Apparently he was expected to arrive at 9am which was rescheduled to 11am however he and his entourage arrived around 2pm.
That notwithstanding, it was not clear as to whether it was an NDC party event or the regional coordinating council’s welcome activity since the Minister is believed to be a servant of Ghanaians.
In welcoming the minister, the Regional Coordinating Director, Mac B Anyigba apologized to the gathering for the delay and inconvenience, saying ‘it is not intentional.’
He mentioned that ‘this welcome was not structured this will be the last of it.’
He assured the two government officials of total support and cooperation from the VRCC to transform the region.
The Konti and Noyaa Mantse of the Numgua Traditional Area, Nii Odaikwei III, who spoke on behalf of the Nungua Mantse, MII Odaifio Welentsi III, noted that they had accompanied their son, who is a royal of Nungua, to the region.
He appealed to the people to give Nii Laryea all the support he needs to develop the region.
He called for constructive criticisms and that ‘to err is human.’
Lion stated that ‘I have made up my mind…I am ready to lead the region into development, adding that he would be the leader of the region and not the NDC only.
He promised to treat everyone with love, fairness, respect, and remain selfless in all his endeavours.
‘I will emerge victorious. I will go beyond myself to make the people happy…Not what I want but what the people want.’
‘I and my deputy are in for good and we can do it better. I want to assure you of development. This is the time for payback. Volta must have a lion share.’
Mr. Francis Ganyaglo, the former MCE of Kpando called on all, especially party members to have a clear conscience and open mind and give them the needed support for development.
The group later introduced the minister to the Asagli Traditional Council.
From Fred Duodu, Ho