Aflao Chiefs Honour Asuogyaman MP

Osei Ameyaw 2The Member of Parliament for Asuogyaman Constituency, Kofi Osei-Ameyaw, has been honoured by the Aflao Traditional Council for his sterling contribution to the development of his constituency and the country at large.

Mr. Osei-Ameyaw was enstooled as a Development Chief, with the title, Torgbui Adzargba I, at a colourful traditional ceremony at Aflao last Saturday. The title means “the Precious Stone”.

According to the council, the Asuogyaman law- maker is a remarkable politician whose contribution to the development of the country needed to be emulated by all politicians.

Popularly known as “the Son of the Soil” in Aflao, Mr. Osei-Ameyaw hails from Aflao maternally.

Torgbui Adzangaga Amenya Fiti V, Paramount Chief of Aflao, who presided over the installation, urged Mr. Osei-Ameyaw to use his new role to woo investors and help develop the area, as he invited all the sons and daughters of the area to join hands with the traditional authorities to develop the community.

While paying tribute to the late Komla Dumor, Torgbui Fiti V said Mr. Osei-Ameyaw had come at an appropriate time to replace “the Lost Eye”, as he referred to Komla Dumor. He urged the Asuogyaman MP to, in his role as the development chief, eschew partisan politics and focus on bringing people from different political and socio-cultural backgrounds together to help improve the living condition in Aflao.

He tasked Torgbui Adzargba I (Osei-Ameyaw) who hails from a number of regions, to help bridge the gap between the Ewes and the Akwamus, adding that it was time the conflict between the two communities was resolved.

Torgbui Fiti said the Asuogyaman MP was an embodiment of peace between the Akans and Voltarians since he could not inherit from his paternal and maternal sides, and added that “that puts him above everybody in spearheading the development agenda of the country, especially between the Akans and the people of Volta”.

In his acceptance speech, Mr. Osei-Ameyaw said he was humbled by the honour, and promised to do his best as a politician to bring development to his constituency and Aflao.

He said the position given to him by the traditional council was invaluable to him, and expressed his commitment to uphold and protect the dignity and sanctity of the title.

“I assure you of my commitment to continue to develop Aflao and the surrounding areas, in line with my vision of rural development that leads to income generation,” he said, and expressed the commitment to combine his position as a Development Chief and a law maker to help in improve the lot of people in the area.

The Asuogyaman legislator, apart from being the first cousin of the late BBC news anchor, Komla Dumor, who hails from Aflao, is also a man of many roots whose parents hail from several regions particularly the Volta, Eastern, Brong-Ahafo and the Greater Accra regions.

He pledged to donate a seed capital of GH¢20,000 in addition to 1000 bags of cement for the establishment of the Aflao Resource Centre where young people in the community would be trained with modern skills to enable them contribute to the development of Aflao.

Prior to his installation, Torgbui Adzagba I donated 100 bags of cement and GH¢1,000 to the St. Peter and Paul’s Roman Catholic Church as part of his contribution towards an ongoing project of the church. From Yaw Kyei, Aflao

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