THE PARAMOUNT Chief of the Aflao Traditional Area, Togbui Amenya Fiti V, has praised the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for turning around the fortunes of the Ghanaian economy since assuming office in January 2017.
“Thank you, Mr. President, for taking time off your busy schedule to visit us. We equally take this opportunity to congratulate you on your tremendous effort in turning around the ailing economy of our country, since assuming office some two-and-a-half years ago,” Togbui Fiti said.
He made this known on Monday, November 4, 2019, when President Akufo-Addo visited Aflao, as part of his two-day tour of the Volta Region.
Congratulating the President on “doing everything humanly possible for our brothers and sisters in Dagbon to have peace,” he indicated that it “is something that many tried but failed, but you have been able to do. We congratulate you Mr. President. Thank you very much.”
He also thanked Nana Akufo-Addo for granting the people of Aflao Traditional Area a traditional council, and appealed for same to be accorded “my brothers and sisters in Glikor”.
Whilst expressing his appreciation for the President’s effort in facilitating the 24-hour opening of the Ghana main border at Aflao, which was closed since 1986, Tobgui Fiti appealed to the President to bring his influence to bear on helping to resolve the impasse that has resulted in the closure of the Nigeria-Benin border.
The Paramount Chief of Aflao stated that “no, I want the ECOWAS protocol to be observed. The ECOWAS protocol of free movement of human beings and services should be observed. I know you can do it, and we are counting on you to do that,” he stated
On the Nation Builders Corps initiative, which has seen massive reduction in graduate unemployment across the country”, the chief thanked President Akufo-Addo, for employing 300 graduates in Ketu South municipality alone.
“Your Excellency, the chiefs and people of Ketu South Municipality are also grateful to you, and wish to say a big thank you to you for your introduction of the Free SHS policy, which brought relief to many parents who could not have afforded to pay their wards school fees, hence allowing poor homes to acquire secondary education,” he said.
Togbui Fiti recounted his visit to Milan to participate in the Chiefs Global Forum of Innovative’s to defend an Agriculture project from one of the countries in Africa and remembered how “I presented the programme for Planting for Food and Jobs, for which your flagship project stood very tall in Milan.”
He again the President for commissioning projects such as the new Fire Service Station and the newely Police Divisional Headquarters because as a border community, Ketu South Municipality deserves this facility and “we thank you very much for doing a great job today.”