By Maxwell Nkansah, Source city FM
The Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu in the Volta Region, Samuel Okuzeto Ablakwa, has taken on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for asking the Chief of Aflao, Torgbui Adzongaga Amenya Fiti V to go ahead and complete the Afloa E-block in his community if he is frustrated about the delay the project has suffered.
Some Members of Parliament from the Volta Region have demanded an apology from President Akufo-Addo for calling the bluff of the Aflao chief.
Torgbui Adzonu-Gaga Amenya Fiti has given the government a four-month ultimatum to complete the abandoned community day school in his area.
But President Akufo-Addo has challenged the ultimatum, asking the chief to continue the projects if he feels frustrated.
However, President Akufo-Addo in an interview on an Accra-based radio station, Peace FM questioned if the chief has the power to give such an ultimatum to the minister.
But the North Tongu lawmaker finds the President’s comments as disrespectful and condescending to the chief.
According to him, the President used intemperate language that should not be coming from him as the person expected to strengthen national cohesion.
“Our revered chiefs and custodians of our proud traditions deserve utmost respect at all times regardless of which part of the country they exercise their authority.”
“The venerable Torgbui Adzongaga Amenya Fiti V and the people of Aflao deserve an immediate retraction and apology from President Akufo-Addo.”
“No chief anywhere in Ghana should be spoken to with such derision, disrespect, and condescension.”
On the same issue, the Ranking Member on the Education Committee of Parliament, Peter Nortsu Kotoe has also asked President Akufo Addo to apologize to the Chief.