Monday, October 1, 2007
TORGBUI SRI WARNS MISCHIEF MAKERS
By: TIMOTHY GOBAH, ANLOGA
THE acting Awoamefia and President of the Anlo Traditional Council, Regent Torgbui Sri III, has stated that he would not renege on his responsibility to defend the institution against what he describe as “the claws of mischief makers”.
He warned against attempts by a section of the people to drag the name of the council into disrepute.
Regent Torgbui Sri said this when he addressed a durbar of chiefs and people of the Anlo Traditional Area at Anloga at the weekend.
The occasion was also used to inaugurate a 15-member judiciary committee to adjudicate on the pockets of chieftaincy disputes which had engulfed the various communities in the area.
Two new stool fathers appointed a week ago were also introduced to the gathering. They were Dumega Hiadedzi Goza of Anloga, the Awoamefia Stool father with Mr. Albert Sadika of Atiavi as his deputy.
He urged members of the committee to remain loyal to the norms and traditions of the council and not to lord it over the people.
He expressed his preparedness to protect the people from being fed with distorted facts and untruths, adding that “we will always remain accountable to the people.”
On a recent comment that he did not belong to the Adzovia Clan, Regent Sri described the statement as a gimmick coming from confused minds and asked the people to dismiss such claims.
“I will urge you the true Adzovia people not to allow anybody to trample upon your rights and dignity but defend and preserve such virtues for generations yet unborn,” he stressed.
The Makorsor of Somey, Torgbui Hor I, urged the people who did not belong to the Royal Adzovia Clan to refrain from making comments that would inflame passions and set the area in turmoil.
“The Royal Family is not a political party for all manner of people to be making unnecessary comment about but a preserve of a particular group of people,” he said.
The eldest son of the late Joseph Koblavi Saika, a former Stool Father of the Awoamezi described a recent statement that Regent Sri did not come from the Royal Adzovia clan as the “joke of the century”.
“It is unfortunate that a few people are going round misleading the people of Anlo state with distortions of our tradition, the norms and ancestry of the Adzovia Clan,” he stressed.
Daily Graphic Monday, October 1, 2007 Page: 20