Togbe Afede cautions chiefs against dabbling in politics

Togbe Afede

Togbe Afede

The president of the Volta Regional House of Chiefs, Togbe Afede XIV, has urged chiefs to desist from dabbling in partisan politics as the general elections approaches.

This, he said, was important as it would safeguard the peace and tranquility in their traditional areas.

Togbe Afede, who is also the Agbogbomefia of Ho Asogli state, gave the caution when he addressed members of the Volta Regional House of Chiefs (VRHC) during their third meeting, yesterday.

According to him, the constitution enjoins chiefs to abstain from partisan politics.

Togbe Afede said “as the country enters an election year we all owe it a duty to be law abiding”.

Commenting on a voters register saga, Togbe Afede urged the Electoral Commission to take a bold decision that would inure to the benefit of the nations.

He further called on political parties to soften their entrenched positions in order to sustain the peace Ghanaians are enjoying.

Togbe Afede said chiefs owe it a duty to mobilise their subjects for development, rather than seeking help from abroad.

He noted that plans were far advanced to establish the Volta Region Development Agency aimed at prosecuting the region’s development agenda.

Togbe Afede also stated that there were about 28 cases pending at the House and efforts are being made to settle some of them through the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

He commended the House for the great support extended to him during his seven years as the president.

From Kafui Gati, Ho

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