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Members of the Ewe Community in Ashaiman have called on the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ashaiman, Alfred Kwami Agbesi to honour his promise to the association.

Mr Agbesi, who openly pledged an amount of GH₵10,000 for the association during the celebration of the Tetekpa Za Festival, has since refused to pay the money several weeks after the event, compelling the Ewe community to chase him for the money.

The festival, which means ‘togetherness,’ and aimed at preserving the traditions of the Ewes, brought together all Ewes in Ashaiman, including some aspirants, who are also contesting in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) primaries in Ashaiman.

When three delegations were sent to the MP for the money, he was said to have told them that there was no legal document to show that he promised to give the association any money.

Mr Agbesi reportedly accused the Ewe community of politicizing the celebration by permitting his opponents, who are contesting in the forthcoming primaries, to deliver speeches at the event.

He said he would honour his promise after the NDC primaries.

Some members of the NDC also stated that the MP deliberately issued them with post-dated cheques to be cash after the NDC’s primaries.

Reports said that the MP used similar tactics to outsmart the Global Evangelical Church and Bless Clementine Church both in Ashaiman, as they were unable to cash the cheques issued to them by the MP.

Togbui Foli Exa Aheto, the Ewe chief of Ashaiman, confirming the incident to DAILY GUIDE, explained that after the festival, some members of the party demanded accountability from the leadership.

‘The members who heard the MP make the pledge to pay immediately after the festival doubt the leadership of the association,’ he noted.

According to him, many people, who made pledges during the occasion, made payment.

The MP, who spoke with DAILY GUIDE via telephone, denied reports that he made any pledge during the festival, saying ‘Even if I made such pledge there was no timeframe.’

Mr Agbesi asked the paper to invite the chief of the Ewe community to his office so the issue could be resolved amicably.

He further asked this reporter to hold conference phone call between him and the chief to resolve the matter since all efforts to speak to the chief have proved futile.

From Vincent Kubi, Ashaiman


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