Togbe Afede Re-Elected To Lead Volta Chiefs

Nana Soglo Alloh VI and Togbe Afede XIV

The Agbogbomefia of the Asogli State, Togbe Afede XIV and Nana Soglo Alloh VI of Likpe have been re-elected to lead the Volta Regional House of Chiefs (VRHC) for another four-year term.

The two, who maintain their positions as President and Vice President respectively, have been described as leaders “worth their salt” by members of the House.

As a result, after the close of the nominations, it emanated that the two were re-elected unopposed. The Deputy Regional Electoral Officer, Dogbey Selomey therefore declared them President and Vice President for a new mandate.

The two, were also re-elected with three others to represent the regional House at the National House of Chiefs for the next four years. The others include, Krachiwura, Nana Mprah Besemuna, Togbe Teprohodo of Anfoega and Osie Adzatekpor of Avatime traditional area.

Among the five above, Togbe Teprehodo and Osie Adzatekpor came to replace Togbe Addae Kwasi of Awudome traditional area and Togbe Delume of Ve traditional area. The election was done in Ho at the third general meeting of the House this year.

The occasion was also used to inaugurate and swear-in 24 new members into the House. The House which until Thursday, November 08, 2012 had 15 permanent members with other rotational members now has 39 permanent members. Out of the 39, two of them who are part of the original 15, Akpini traditional area and Anlo state have been dormant due to some chieftaincy issues.

The President of the House expressed gratitude to the House for ably working together to move the House and the region forward. He also expressed gratitude to the staff the Regional House of Chiefs and those at the various traditional councils for their work.

He was optimistic that he and his vice president would continue to enjoy that support to consolidate the gains made in the last few years. Since the election of Togbe Afede, an entrepreneur, and Nana Soglo Alloh, legal practitioner, they have brought a lot of dynamism in the leadership of the House and chiefs in the region.

Under their leadership, the chief in the region have been able to institute a sister city partnership with Ningxia, Hui autonomous region of China, and this has led to some development in the region.

Their tenure has also seen the institution of the Volta Region Development Agency, VORDA which spearheads the development agenda of the region and an endowment fund which currently has over GH¢28,000 and expected to be inaugurated next year.

Togbe Afede who insisted that “we (him and his vice) are not leading, but rather working together as equals and royals” said whatever success chalked was not an individual effort but by all members of the House.

From Fred Duodu, Ho