The Paramount Chief of the Aflao Traditional Area, Togbui Amenya Fiti V, has commended President Akufo-Addo for turning around the fortunes of the Ghanaian economy since his assumption into office in January 2017.
Togbui Fiti V expressed his appreciation to the President for his good works on Monday, 4th November 2019, when President Akufo-Addo visited Aflao, as part of his 2-day tour of the Volta Region.
The Paramount Chief of Aflao said : “taking time off your busy schedule to visit us, we equally take this opportunity to congratulate you for your tremendous effort in turning around the ailing economy of our country, since assuming office some 2 and a half years ago. Thank you, Mr President”.
Congratulating the President for “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 that. We congratulate you, Mr. President. Thank you very much.”
He also thanked President Akufo-Addo for granting the people of Aflao Traditional Area, a traditional council, and appealed for same to be accorded to people in Glikor.
Tobgui Fiti V appealed to the President to bring his influence to bear in helping to resolve the impasse that has resulted in the closure of the Nigeria/Benin border.
With Nigeria indicating that her border will remain closed until 31st January 2020, 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.”
On the Nation Builders Corps initiative, Togbui Fiti V 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.
The Aflao Chief continued: “With the Free SHS policy, Your Excellency, you have left a legacy, an indelible mark, to the mind of all Ghanaians and future generations. Your Excellency, it is often said that, when a leopard dies, it leaves its skin but when a man dies, he leaves his name. As our independence is linked to the Big Six, so will your name be remembered in the history of Ghana.”
He also thanked the President for the projects commissioned already that is the new Fire Service station and the new Police Divisional Headquarters.