Togbe Afede condemns attempt to link him to Agyapa deal

The president of the National House of Chiefs says efforts to implicate him in the NDC-NPP dispute about Agyapa Royalties are the product of mischief

The president of the National House of Chiefs, Togbe Afede XIV, has condemned attempts to link him to the Agyapa Royalties agreement.

His reaction follows reports, emanating from a widely circulated statement purported to be from the House of Chiefs, about the Agyapa Royalties deal.

A statement issued and signed by the public relations officer of the National House of Chiefs, Stephen Owusu, however denied knowledge of any such statement.


The purported statement claimed that Togbe Afede had found it distasteful for a high-profile personality such the former president John Mahama to have shared ethnocentric comments made by the MP for Bolgatanga, Isaac Adongo, on his Facebook timeline.

“The House wants to state without equivocation that neither the president nor the leadership of the House has issued such statement or press release.

“It is therefore preposterous for any person or group of persons to attempt to draw the president and National House of Chief into the controversial Agyapa deal,” it said.

“Extreme mischief”

Speaking at a meeting of the Volta Regional House of Chiefs in Ho on Wedesday, Togbe Afede described the alleged statement as extremely mischievous and false.

“I in particular am very much hurt by the attempt to link my name to grant legitimacy to a transaction that is very wrong [and] has been shrouded in secrecy, and the fact that the company Agyapa was incorported in a tax haven,” the chief said.

Directing the Inspector General of Police and the director general of the Criminal Investigations Department to launch an investigation into the matter in order to bring the culprit to book, the statement also called on media houses and the public to disregard any publication that might seek to legitimise wrongdoing.

Fred Dzakpata

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