Speaker and MPs meet Togbe Afede
Speaker and some Members of Parliament taking part in a 2-day post budget workshop in Ho within the Volta Region paid a courtesy call on the Agbogbomefia of Asogli State, President of the Asogli State and former President of the National House of Chiefs, Togbe Afede XIV.
Addressing a gathering of Chiefs at the Togbe Afede’s Palace, Speaker Rt. Hon. Alban S.K Bagbin promised Ghanaians of his dedication to ensure they are properly serve by the elected members.
He said while taking his position very seriously, he also places premium on the fact that Ghana’s legislature has a duty to serve the people well.
Togbe Afede, welcoming the Speaker and his delegation, spoke about the economic potential of Ghana, stating that, the fact that Ghana could not provide for itself during the COVID-19 period, in spite of its many resources show how vulnerable Ghanaians are as a people.
He also talked about high unemployment rate in Ghana and urged that urgent steps are taken to to fix it as soon as possible to reverses the trend.
He added that there is a need to improve amenities like educational facilities, road networks etc., urging that roads already started be completed.
The Africa World Airlines Founder further pointed to the politicization of the various arms of government and called on Parliament to strengthen itself for better services to the people.
He bemoaned the high cost of borrowing and pointed out how that is affecting private business.
He called for a separation between the chairmanship and governorship of the Bank of Ghana to ensure that the appropriate checks and balances are in place.