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14.04.2010 Regional News

Adaklu Paramount Chief regains recognition

By GNA
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Kpetoe, April 13, GNA - Togbe Gbogbi Atsa V, the Paramount Chief of Adaklu Traditional Area, has regained recognition as the Paramount Chief of the area.

Some chiefs, youth groups and opinion leaders from the area in November 2006 performed some rituals purporting to have de-stooled him due to his alleged role in the designation of Kpetoe instead of Adaklu as the district capital of the new Adaklu-Anyigbe District.

In March all the chiefs, queens, youth groups and opinion leaders in the area at a meeting performed some rituals to nullify the withdrawal of recognition of Togbe Gbogbi Atsa and subsequently reinstated him as the Paramount Chief of the area.

Mr Bismark Vehe, an opinion leader from the area, announced this when he introduced Togbe Atsa at a public gathering during the tour of district by Mr Joseph Amenowode, the Volta Regional Minister.

Togbe Atsa's introduction as the Paramount Chief received applause from the gathering including the Regional Minister and the Minister of Women and Children's Affair, Mrs Juliana Azumah-Mensah, who is also the Member of Parliament for the area.

This is the first time in the last three years that Togbe Atsa attended a public function in the district surrounded by his sub-chiefs and was introduced as the Paramount Chief.

Mr Vehe said the Traditional Council had resolved all pockets of misunderstanding to pave way for accelerated development of the area.

Mr Amenowode commended the Traditional Area for the "positive step" and urged other traditional areas with such problems to seek amicable resolution to pave way for development.

Mrs Azumah-Mensah also expressed joy at the development and said it was good news for the District to develop in "total peace."

Mr Michael Kobla Adzaho, the Adaklu-Anyigbe District Chief Executive, said the mending of fences between Togbe Gbogbi Atsa and those who were opposed to him had started yielding positive results for the Assembly in the form increased revenue especially from the Adaklu Traditional Area.

He gave a report of the performance of the Assembly for the past 10 months and said plans were advanced towards developing Adaklu Mountain into a tourist attraction and the building of a kente village at Kpetoe.

The Regional Minister also briefed the gathering on government's policies and programmes for the country and the region in particular and urged the populace especially the youth to take advantage of government's interventions.

Mr Amenowode who also visited South Dayi District Assembly said the country's economy was gaining stability and which would soon translate into jobs.

He appealed to young people not to be idle but get involved in some economic venture and access the Micro Finance and Small Loan Scheme (MASLOC) to grow their businesses.

During open forums in both the South Dayi and Adaklu-Anyigbe districts concerns were raised about sanitation in the districts, extension of electricity power to communities and the bad nature of roads.

GNA

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