A group calling itself “Concerned Citizens of Aflao” is calling on the Volta Regional House Of Chiefs to cause an inquiry into allegations leveled against the Paramount Chief and President of the Aflao Traditional Council, Torgbiga Amenya Fiti V relating to his leadership and style of governance, which is seen and described by many as tyrannical and autocratic, and was taking a toll on the peaceful co-existence of the people and various divisions of the traditional area.
The report addressed to the President of the Volta Regional House of Chiefs, Torgbiga Tepre Hodo was dated December 7, 2023 and jointly signed by some prominent citizens of Aflao including the convenor of the group, Brig. Gen (rtd) Edward Lord-Attivor, Prof. Ernest Dumor, H.E Ambassador Michael Hamenoo among others, sought to address “the recent impasse between the Paramount Chief of the Traditional Area, Torgbiga Amenya Fiti V and the Left-Wing Division of the Council, led by Torgbi Kpotaka resulting in the Left-Wing Division’s attempt to secede from the Aflao Traditional Council.
It delved into some of the root causes of the impasse, expressed opinions and recommended possible solutions to arrest the present escalating situation and prevent future occurrences.
The report recommended among other things that:
a. Allegations leveled against the Paramount Chief and issues raised by the Viepe Chiefs, Elders and prominent citizens of Aflao be subject to an inquiry by the Volta Regional House of Chiefs, to avert the complete disintegration of the Traditional Area.
b. The Left-Wing Division should be advised to reconsider their decision to secede from the Traditional Council.
c. The Paramount Chief should be advised to change his leadership and style of governance in order to bring a peaceful resolution to the myriads of problems in the area.
d. It is the wish of the group that the Volta Regional House of Chiefs helps to provide training to all traditional leaders and Chiefs in interpersonal relationships and what constitutes good governance going forward.