Vice-President, Alhaji Aliu Mahama, has been installed as the Development Chief of Sogakope in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region.
Under the stool name, “Togbe Avulekpor Soga I,” meaning, the dog has overcome the leopard, the installation was in recognition of the interest shown and the leading role played by the Vice-President and the government in the development of Sogakope, South Tongu District and the Volta Region in general.
The installation ceremony was attended by chiefs and opinion leaders from Sogakope, Adidome, Mepe, Battor and surrounding communities.
Alhaji Mahama was decorated in the traditional kente cloth and regalia of the chiefs of the Volta Region and made to sit on a stool.
Togbe Avudzega Soga I, the Chief of Sogakope, who with the support of other chiefs, installed the Vice-President, said Alhaji Mahama had kept his promises to the chiefs and people in the traditional area.
He said apart from regular visits and interactions with the people, the Vice-President and the government had demonstrated love to the people and brought development to the area.
“We are proud and grateful to you. You are a man of action,” Togbe Soga said.
He said by the honour, the Vice-President had become a worthy son of the area.
In response, the Vice-President thanked the chiefs and people of the area for the honour.
He said the honour was for the people and the government of Ghana, in recognition of their hard work.
Alhaji Mahama described it as a great challenge that would inspire him and the government to sacrifice more for the benefit of Ghanaians.
He said the title Togbe Avulekpor Soga I, could be translated to mean the weak had overcome the mighty.
The Vice-President urged the country's youth to be proactive and take advantage of the National Youth Employment Programme to better their lot and not to sit on the fence.
Present at the ceremony were the Volta Regional Minister, Mr Kofi Dzamesi, the Deputy Minister of Transportation, Mr Magnus Opare-Asamoah, the Director-General of the Holy Trinity Hospital and the Sogakope SPA Health Farm, Dr Felix Kweku Anyaa, and the Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the Nasara Club, Alhaji Ahmed Sadat.
Story By E. Kojo Kwarteng