Your Attacks Are A Waste Of Intellectual Resources And Tongue -Togbe Afede’s Aide To Paul Adom-Otchere
Togbe Afede XIV’s Special Aide has blasted Paul Adom-Otchere, host of Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana, for claiming that the Paramount Chief and Agbogbomefia of the Asogli State, Togbe Afede XIV, should have returned all the wages he received as a member of the Council of State.
According to Dr. Elikplim Kwabla Apetorgbor, the attacks by Adom-Otchere are “a waste of intellectual resources and tongue, for the respected wise King, Togbe Afede XIV.”
“Of the 48 months, the Council of State held 242 meetings of which Togbe Afede XIV attended 39 [meeting]; it constituted 16 percent,” Adom-Otchere said while doing a touchscreen analysis of Togbe Afede’s letter explaining why he rejected the inappropriate ex-gratia paid into his account. The Council of State is paid every month and he [Togbe Afede] took all his salaries, of which he is entitled to it. In giving us the narrations, he should have stated that he was unable to attend all the meetings of the Council of State, yet he took all his salaries including his car loan, a waiver from Ghana Ports and Harbour’s Authority to import cars…the amount of monies government [took] off the loans that were paid to the Council of State members are more than the GH¢365k he is talking about, for a person who only attended 16 percent of Council of State meetings. If you check the Council of State transportation allowances, Togbe’s allowance was paid as of coming from Ho in the Volta region; some of the members told me that ordinarily, he lives in Accra but he said he was coming from Ho”.
Togbe Afede’s Aide Responds
According to Dr. Elikplim Apetorgbor in a statement,
“It is also very unfortunate that to the jaundiced eye, everything is yellow. Togbe Afede XIV, during his time on the Council of State has never received any traveling allowance from Ho. Togbe respects himself and would not bring himself to that low and cheap level. The car loan he subscribed to when he served on the Council of State was offered by SG-Bank and it was optional and never a loan from the Government of Ghana. Meanwhile, he has paid his loan. Most importantly, he was the Chairman of the Economic Committee of the Council of State and was one of the most committed and regular members of the Council of State meetings. The minutes of the meeting attendance are available for verification”.
He therefore, urged the people of Ghana to “expose evil and corruption in other to rescue the nation and its resources from further decadence.”