Election 2016 Stop calling Volta region your 'world bank' – Togbe Afede to NDC

According to him, the party has ignored the region in terms of developmental projects over the years.

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Togbe Afede XIV, Agbogbomefia of Asogli and President of Volta Region House of Chiefs, has described as derogatory the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) tag of the region as its ‘world bank’.

According to him, the party has ignored the region in terms of developmental projects over the years.

READ ALSO: Protests erupt in Northern and Volta Regions over poor state of roads

He said chiefs in the Region had tried on several occasions to meet with government appointees on development issues but that has proved futile.

"I have tried severally to engage political heads from the local level to the regional to discuss development in our areas but unsuccessful. I personally called and sent text messages but they were not honoured. Many other chiefs in the Region complained of same and you call us your world bank just for votes.

"If you don’t meet the chiefs and deliberate on development issues then it means you are representing yourself in government and not the people," he stated.

Togbe Afede made this known when the Regional Executive and some members of the Regional Election Taskforce of the NDC paid a courtesy call to introduce the team to him.

READ ALSO: NDC leadership moves to quell tensions in Volta NDC

Mr Kofi Attoh, Chairman of the Regional Election Taskforce for NDC said the introduction of the Taskforce is to pave way for the launch of the Party’s 2016 campaign launch and activities in the Region.

Togbe Afede also used the opportunity to call on parties to avoid tribal politics ahead of the elections.

He further condemned politicians who have reduced politics to enriching themselves at the expense of the people.

"Politics is not an end in itself; it must bring development and happiness to the people, not a select few. It must create an opportunity for all, whether in NPP or NDC," he said.

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