Volta Heroes Foundation to honour Torgbi Kporku

Togbi kporku

Togbi kporku

The late Dufia of Alakple Traditional Area, Torgbi Kporku III will be honoured today at a special awards night at the Banquet Hall of the State House in Accra for his selflessness and dedication to humanity and the Volta Region.

He was also a former diplomat.

The event will be the 4th edition of the Volta Heroes Awards.  Unlike previous editions where several people were honoured as Volta Heroes based on public nomination, this year’s however, is solely to honour the late traditional ruler and illustrious son of Ghana, the Chair of the Governing Council of the Volta Heroes Foundation, Nana Soglo Alloh IV, has said in an interview.

Nana Alloh, who is the Paramount Chief of Likpe Traditional Area, also explained that based on requests from friends and associates of Torgbi Kporku III, the event would be held in Accra, instead of the Volta Regional capital, Ho, which had been the venue for previous editions.

Torgbi Kporku was an engineer and worked on major engineering projects in the country, including the Keta Sea Defence, Kpong-Tema-Accra main pipelines and the Weija Dam.

He was also Ghana’s Ambassador to Japan with concurrent accreditation as Ghana’s High Commissioner to Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Papua New Guinea.

He was actively involved in a number of initiatives aimed at attracting development to the Volta Region.

Torgbi Kporku, who was Dufia of Alakple for about 36 years, passed on and was buried in August, this year.

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