Chief ‘Begs’ President For Vehicle, As He ‘Lobbies’ For Ho West DCE

Details have emerged of a recent visit of some traditional leaders from Akorviefe in the Ho West District to the Jubilee House in Accra.

The delegation, which included Togbe Adza Osei VII, the Paramount chief, was led by the Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Letsa and the Ho West DCE, Hon. Ernest Apau to meet with President Akufo-Addo.

Their mission, Volta Online gathered was ostensibly to make a case for the President to retain the current DCE for a second term.

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However, one interesting highlight of the meeting, as monitored in a video by Volta Online, was the personal request of the chief  to the president for a vehicle.

Togbe, who sounded nervous and fumbled through out the delivery of his written speech, nonetheless, mustered the courage to put his request across, and said; “Your excellency, your junior brother is no longer having a vehicle now, so if I put on my regalia [going somewhere], I have to stand by the road side and wait for trotro to take me to wherever I am going. so I’m pleading, if you can bless me with a means of transport so it will make my movements very easy.”

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In a response, President Akufo-Addo promised to liaise with the Regional Minister, to find a solution to his plight.

Regarding the DCE nomination, the President noted that, he was awaiting the recommendations of a government committee tasked to make new nominations for MMDCEs but said, “absolutely, I am the one who has to make the decision.”

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“So, obviously the fact you the traditional authorities are strongly supportive of your DCE, it will weigh with me,” he assured.



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