General News of Mon, 19 Dec 201660
Destiny brought Nana Addo and I together – Togbe Afede
The Paramount Chief of Asogli Traditional Togbe Afede XIV said his election as the new President of the National House of Chiefs and the election of Nana Akufo-Addo as the incoming President of Ghana, is an orchestration by God for them to work together to improve the lives of Ghanaians.
At a durbar organized by chiefs in the Volta Region to celebrate the new President of the National House of chiefs, Togbe Afede XIV observed that Ghana has no excuse to continue reeling under poverty with despite its enormous resources.
He added leaders must be seen working selflessly and enforcing probity and accountability towards the growth of the nation. Reflecting on him and Nana Addo taking up crucial positions within the same period, Togbe Afede said it was an act of nature to position them to enhance the lives of their people.
“Your Excellency, the elections are over, I won and you won. Our chiefs desired change that will bring them into the development process, and they have chosen me to lead that change.
The people of Ghana desired change that will bring prosperity, and they fell on you. Providence has brought us together and we share an important privilege and obligation. We have no choice but to collaborate to bring prosperity to our people.
The good news is that you are a royal yourself, and you understand and appreciate chieftaincy” he stated He also advised the President to bring innovations to his new role. “Your Excellency, it would require that we do things differently. More of the same approach will not produce different results.
That is why the people believe in your change agenda. As part of that change, we need your support to build a strong, development-oriented chieftaincy institution that is able to facilitate governance and development at all levels” he advised On his part, the President-elect Nana Addo congratulated Togbe Afede on his election into office as the President of the National House of Chiefs and revealed his resolve to closely work with him.
“I intend to work with you at all levels; the Traditional Council, the Regional Houses of Chiefs and the National House of Chiefs to enhance the governance of our nation,” Nana Akufo-Addo said.
Nana Addo was in the region to join in the celebration of Togbe Afede’s new role and also to use the opportunity to thank the people of the Volta Region for their massive support in the just ended elections.