THE TOGBUI HOR II BURIAL UPDATE+

AMU ROYAL FAMILY
AGBOZUME

The Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs
M. C. R. A.
ACCRA

Honourable Minister,

PROTEST AGAINST THE AUTHORITY GIVEN TO TOGBUI SAPEY AGBO V, TO HEAD THE BURIAL AND FUNERAL OF TOGBUI HOR II

We, the members of the Amu Gate of the Adamah Royal Family of the Somey Traditional Area, otherwise known as the Makorsor Royal Family, write to protest against the power and authority you have given Torgbi Sape Agbo V, for the organization of the burial and funeral for the late Togbui Hor II. Your letter (Ref No. MCT/PET/18/SF3 of 16th November 2017) which is a response to Torgbi Sape Agbo’s letter (Ref No. TSA/HED/001/ED/17 of 6th November 2017) has raised a lot of pertinent issues which need to be addressed.
Togbui Sapey Agbo V in our view should not be given any authority to lead the organization of the burial and funeral rites of the late paramount chief of the Somey Traditional Area Togbui Hor II, because he Togbui Sapey Agbo V, among others, is the main architect of the confusion that has arisen since the demise of Togbui Hor ii in 2012.
Togbui Sapey Agbo V is a subject of suits at the judicial committee of the VRHC, Ho. He is both a plaintiff and a defendant all concerning issues, the subject matter of which is the death, the burial and funeral celebrations of Togbui Hor II.
In the first place, to the best of our knowledge, we do not think you have, as a minister, the constitutional mandate to direct how a chief should be buried, and Togbui Sapey Agbo V has no customary authority to organize or supervise the burial and funeral of a paramount chief of Somey. Also, your letter, instead of promoting peace in Somey (as you claim) has rather worsened the situation. The letter has sought to undermine the authority of the duly nominated, installed and outdoored Paramount Chief of Somey, Torgbi Adamah III. It has denigrated further and raised the agitation level of the people to fever pitch.
We feel very strongly that you were misinformed, ill-advised and forced by your political godfathers into taking the action you have taken, and that you have joined forces with those people – faceless and known – who are determined to obliterate the Amu Gate in the traditional administration of Somey. Our conviction is informed by the fact that upon sighting your letter, we of the Amu Gate called you and drew your attention to the mistake you were about to make, and advised you to withdraw the letter. But you ignored our advice and stuck to your political godfather’s well-mapped-out agenda. You told us point blank that as far as Torgbi Sape Agbo’s heading the Hor Funeral Committee is concerned, it is a “closed case” and that is “a favor you are doing the Adamah family”. We beg to differ; you are rather helping others to drive the nail deeper into the coffin of the Amu Gate.
Honourable Minister, we wish to refresh your mind again about the case in point. The paramount stool of Somey is rotated between two Gates – the Amu Gate and the Hor Gate. With the passing on of Torgbi Hor II (of the Hor Gate), it now becomes the turn of the Amu Gate. The Royal Makorsor Family met and tasked the Amu Gate to find a successor who will subsequently preside over the funeral of the late chief. A worthy candidate was therefore chosen – he was duly nominated, installed and outdoored as Togbuiga Adamah III, according to the sacred customs and practices of the Somey people.
But, sad to say, soon after the installation Mr David Fianyor, (who hails from the Hor gate), who had harboured a secret ambition of succeeding his late uncle, in collaboration with Torgbi Sape Agbo V and some members of a so-called Nukpornuku family which has no royal dynasty in Somey, began their machinations to deny the Amu Gate their sacred right to the throne. Togbui Nukpornuku dynasty is at the moment ruling in Keta.
Mr David Fianyor then went to court and challenged the installation. The suit filed by Mr. David Fianyor was withdrawn and settled amicably by the Makorsor Family. The family had also drawn a roadmap for the resolution of all pending matters. The other suit filed by Togbui Sapey Agbo V is still pending before the Judicial Committee of the Volta Region House of Chiefs (VRHC).
Honourable, it is because of these developments that Mr. David Fianyor, the children of the late Torgbi Hor II, Torgbi Sape Agbo V and the Nukpornuku family are bent on making sure that the Amu Gate and for that matter, Torgbi Adamah III is not part of the funeral Planning for the late chief. They have a hidden agenda to pursue and are trying to use you to achieve that. Discussions on the funeral have been stalled several times because of this ploy to deny the Amu Gate its royal right, and not because of the lies being spread around that the Amu Gate does not want the funeral to be held. The Amu Gate is very desirous of seeing the late chief buried and given a befitting funeral.
Honourable Minister, it is in the light of these concerns and developments that the Ketu South MUSEC, in collaboration with the Volta REGSEC and the Volta Region House of Chiefs, in their wisdom, decided to allow only the Kingmakers of the Royal Makorsor Family to plan the funeral without the involvement of the Makorsor, Torgbi Adamah III, and any other chief at the highest level – the Central Planning Committee level. At the meeting at which this decision was taken, it was made clear to Torgbi Sape Agbo V that he could not be a member of that committee, let alone preside over it because he is not a member of the Royal Makorsor family. The good people of Somey (and even Klikor and Aflao) accepted that initiative in the belief that it will bring peace and calm to the area. We believe that you are aware of the wise counsel of the MUSEC, REGSEC and VRHC. But you ignored it and rather issued a rather provocative and divisive unilateral directive or veto, much to the chagrin of all of us – the chiefs, the Amu Gate, the Dumegawo and the people of Somey. They are not prepared to work with the directive you have given because they know it will not work.
For your information, your two agents – Mr. David Fianyor and Torgbi Sape Agbo V have their daggers drawn and ready to do battle with each one claiming the right to convene a meeting to plan the funeral. Each has issued separate letters convening meetings on different dates. Moreover, the paramount chiefs of Klikor and Aflao have not taken kindly to your decision of asking them to serve in a committee presided over by a divisional chief. Sir, what other proof do you need to convince you that you have taken a wrong decision and that your plan will not work.
Mr. Minister we humbly submit that by your appointment of Togbui Sapey Agbo V you have ironically made him both a referee and a player. The Amu gate which he has sued is then placed at a disadvantage.
We, the members of the Amu Gate bear no grudge against you. We have more to achieve when we work together than when we go our separate ways. So please, adhere to good counsel and stop collaborating with those who are bent on erasing the name of the Amu Gate/Adamah family from the history of Somey. Theirs is an exercise in futility for we have time, history, custom, the people and the Almighty God on our side.
Honourable Minister, we believe that there are processes by which redeeming your image in this funeral impasse can be solidified, and these are:
(i) recall your infamous letter to Torgbi Sape Agbo V,
(ii) apologize to the good people of Somey and the Amu Royal Gate as well as the Paramount Chief
(iii) allow and support the MUSEC, REGSEC and the VRHC to continue with the initiative they have taken.
When this is done, we believe all the stakeholders in this regard will re-rally behind you in all your efforts to carve a niche and leave a lasting favorable legacy not only for yourself but also for the people of Somey and the Volta Region, the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs and the Government of Ghana.
Accept our warmest regards and best wishes for the year 2018.
The Good Lord be with you.

Yours in the service of the People of Somey.

GODWIN DOE ADAMAH
STOOL FATHER, (THE AMU ROYAL FAMILY)

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TIME TO RECALL YOUR PAST DEEDS. 

#VILLAGEBOY EDITION. 

Of late the media landscape is awash with news items of the former Mahama-boy who headed that NHIS outfit at the behest of JDM. 

Today Sly has grown wings enough to poke his arrogant fingers into the face that fed him. The face that gave him the platform to become known to village and local nobodies like NashAdamah. How ungrateful. His declaration and that of Namoale’s are bad for discipline and loyalty. I have nothing against Spio’s and the UPSA dude. They are canons themselves. 

Isn’t it preposterous for someone like Sly to even joke of challenging JDM to a duel? What impudence! What effrontery! 

My analysis and personal experience about and with Sylvester Mensah is the outpouring I hearwrenchingly poured out here. 

It reads:…….. 

HIS ARROGANT NATURE MAKES IT DIFFICULT FOR HIM TO SAY HELLO TO PEOPLE HE FINDS NOT WITHIN HIS FRIENDS CIRCLE.. 
I once met Sylvester Mensah coming out from Allegro’s ( Hon Alex Segbefia) office. I said hello. His non-response and body language left me feeling insulted and vandalized and raped. It took away the respect I had for myself that instant. That’s how deep I felt the snub coming from that refined copy of a Don King. 
Long ago when John Mahama was a mere Parliamentarian, he wouldn’t pass me by on the steps of Flash Photo Lab at Danquah Circle, Oxford St Osu, without an #authentic and a genuine smile and which is followed naturally by his trademark “how are you” greeting. This happens anytime he comes over to drop his films with his friend Dan Chothia, the husband of Kadidja, Nana Addo’s niece for processing. Dan was the manager of my friend Samir Taleb’s Flash Photo Lab then. Same Samir is the Frankies owner, Oxford St. 
John carries same spirit with Ibrahim who invites me to his home in Dzorwulu for programs in those his formative years of Engineers & Planners. 
I am bringing this out for us to be careful of our snobbish attitudes that we wear on our sleeves and paint our horrible faces with when we move about in town. John Mahama, Ibrahim Mahama, Dhunjisha Chothia and wife Kadidja, kudos for your humility and respect shown to we ordinary folks. 
There’s no need for me to add anything again about that arrogant and snobbish cap Sly Mensah wears. He #wrongly believes he’s a #presidential_material. 

The cheek of it. 
Pls give me another story.

YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW. 

WE ARE PLANTING CORN IN ITS SEASON. 

AND FOR SURE, WE WON’T HARVEST YAMS. 

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This is what’s wrong with our system. 
We grade corruption by the personality indulging in it. Here’s a leader of a revolution who shot people tied at the stakes for taking Ghc50,000 (old system). The Roger Fellis and the Utukas. Fast forward and this Rawlings became friends with a thief. This thief stole from his people. He shared the loot with like minds across Africa that are willing to do PR work for his image. Rawlings received a whooping Usd5 million. Ghanaians heard about it. The lawmakers house took the matter up. The ruling corrupt NDC Govt and party backed a corrupt persons denial. Investigative journalists like Bill Nyarko went to Nigerian villages to dig up the truth. The attack dogs of the corruption brigade were let loose. People backed off. 
Fast forward again to twenty years time. Hell broke loose. A Nigerian dare devil came over with solid info on the thievery. Rawlings was confronted with solid intelligence work. He succumbed and struck a deal. 
Rawlings finally told the world that Sanni Abacha indeed gave him the money, but not the Usd5 million Gozo was asked to deliver, but a mere Usd2 million. He further moronically told a suspicious public that as he had no bank account, he left the two million dollars on the office table and it became the office petty cash which every joke who enters the office uses until it dried up. 
What a stupid and a palpable idiocy. 
Recently a former Israeli Prime Minister who took a small campaign fund was jailed because of the principles they preach. That’s after so many years of leaving office. Go to another country called Brazil. Visit South Korea. They all have state imbued statutes that clearly spell out sanctions and penalties for getting into unholy alliances with corruption. 
Ghana, instead of holding Corrupt Rawlings to account, after listening to his lame excuse, is rather offering him a platform to speak on morality, accountability, transparency, fidelity, incorruptibility and good governance. 
What is Ghana telling its massive youthful population? That it pays to be corrupt? That the Ghana of today doesn’t care how you come into your wealth? That society will offer you a place at the high table irrespective of the means to your riches? 
The things we practiced in secret are things that are being done in the open today. The lawlessness and disregard for authority is what we planted. 
And we are going to reap its full benefits if we do not stop glorifying thievery and corruption. 
The Rawlingses and all those corrupt personalities should be made to face the prescribed penalties today and our society will take a good cue from that. 
Unless we are all so corrupt. 
Yes, from ministers of religion, public servants, judiciary, police/army/revenue/customs, political thugs and thieves, to the lowest in the land, we are all thieves. We have no conscience. We lack morals. 
This country will pay dearly for this treacherous lifestyle we’ve adopted after the sacrifice of the Great Osagyefo. 
The distrust of our institutions is breeding the lawlessness. No one will be spared. The lynchings are but the precursor to a full blown failed state. 
God Almighty save us.

THE INSTALLATION OF THE MAKORSOR OF SOME KINGDOM.

‪#‎THESOMEFIADODO‬
‪‎TOGBI ADAMAH,III.‬

At a brief but most significant ceremony yesterday, the 12th day of March, 2016, Kingmakers of the Some Stool concluded all necessary rituals and activities that paved way for the introduction of Togbi Adamah III, as the Makorsor of Some. (SONUME) to the Some Dua and Fiadufea.

The function which was held at the forecourt of the Makorsor Palace at Agbozume was attended by a number of Paramountcies headed by their traditional overlords.

From Ziope Traditional Area came the Fiaga Togbi Bimi. He is also a member of the Council of State. The Fiaga of Aflao Traditional Area, Adzonugaga Togbi Fiti was in attendance too. Togbi Addo, Fiaga of Klikor Traditional Area chaired the function.

Togbi Akaba, Fia of Anyako and Togbi Atsiane, Fia of Agbozume also graced the occasion and steered the affairs to a wonderful end.

(NB. Full titles of the Togbiwo was not available at time of publishing. All corrections and protocols shall be effected later.)

WORDS THAT ARE AS DECEITFUL AS THE LIPS THAT CARRIED THEM. WHAT IS CORRUPTION? IF CORRUPTION IS SHARING IN THE GREAT LOOT BY SANNI ABACHA, THEN RAWLINGS SHOULD STOP HIS GYMNASTICS. HE IS THE REASON, TOGETHER WITH THE OTHER VULTURES THAT GAVE BIRTH TO BOKO HARAM. THEY RAPED THE NIGERIAN KITTY.

Rawlings Questions Colour Of Today’s Democracy…01-Jan-2016

Former President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings has rallied Ghanaians to rejuvenate the revolutionary spirit to combat corruption, greed and selfishness or risk derailing our political and social cohesion.

The leader of the June 4 1979 uprising and the 31st December 1981 revolution said:

“The colour of the democracy especially from the period of 2000 appears to lack the will, the capacity and the ability to fight corruption.”

The former President, who spoke at a ceremony to mark the 34th anniversary of the 31st December revolution on Thursday, described as a source of national pain, the loss of the spirit of defiance that couldcontain greed and selfishness and which has led to the institution of vice and corruption in the country.

Recalling the rationale behind the revolutions, Flt Lt Rawlings said:

“The colour of these revolutions contained a strong element of justice, truthfulness and freedom and the spirit of defiance to contain wrongdoing. We should be asking ourselves what happened especially from the year 2000.

“…The significance of this ceremony, as simple as it is, should never be lost on us. It should serve as a constant reminder of where we were and where we are. It should serve as a constant reminder of what led to the revolt of June 4 1979 and serve as a constant reminder of the 31st December Revolution.”

Other speakers at the parade and lighting of perpetual flame event, which took place at the Revolutionary Square in Accra, included Nii Dodoo Nsakie, Otublohum Mantse, who reminded the audience, comprising cadres, members of the public, traditional rulers and some government officials that the revolution occurred to restore transparency, accountability and selfless leadership.

Nii Nsakie who is also the Acting President of the Ga Traditional Council, charged Ghanaians to use the commemoration to remind themselves of the need to be open and transparent at all levels to ensure that the peace and stability we enjoy is sustained.

The National Democratic Congress constituency chairman for Keta, Dr. Kofi Djokoto recalled the spirit of selflessness that heralded the revolution and challenged all to hold leadership accountable. He enjoined Ghanaians to embrace the spirit of patriotism and equity and to demand efficiency and compassion from those who govern us.

“The spirit of the revolution must be rejuvenated and resuscitated,” Dr. Djokoto asserted.

Earlier wreaths in honour of the fallen heroes were laid on behalf of the People ofGhana, the security services, the cadre corps, traditional institutions, farmers and fishermen and the youth.

The perpetual flame was lit by a triad of police officers at the request of Flt. Lt Jerry John Rawlings.

FULL TEXT OF WHAT PRESIDENT RAWLINGS SAID AT 34TH ANNIVERSARY CEREMONY OF THE 31ST DECEMBER REVOLUTION

The significance of this ceremony, as simple as it is, should never be lost on us. It should serve as a constant reminder of where we were and where we are. It should serve as a constant reminder of what led to the revolt of June 4 1979 and serve as a constant reminder of the 31st December Revolution.”

Ladies and gentlemen, from what I can see, it appears that the colour of this democracy is very different from the colour of the democracy we knew from 1982 to 1992 and also very different from the colour of the democracy we knew from the constitutional period of 1992 to 2000.

The colour of these revolutions contained a strong element of justice, truthfulness and freedom and the spirit of defiance to contain wrongdoing. We should be asking ourselves what happened especially from the year 2000. The colour of the democracy especially from the period of 2000 appears to lack the will, the capacity and the ability to fight corruption. I keep harping on this issue and I will continue to do so.

The colour of this democracy seems a little too different from what we used to know, from the spirit of defiance that could contain the greed, the selfishness that has given rise to so much corruption and pain in this country. I keep reminding ourselves of the colour of the revolution. It is extremely important that we do everything possible to capture that spirit before it becomes toolate. I keep saying that the people of this country are peace-loving people and it is important that we do not take that peace loving nature of Ghanaians for granted.

In a few months we will meet again to light the flame of June 4th. Let us hope that some colour that we identify with, that is discernible with the revolution will begin to show. We need to rejuvenate the spirit to fight corruption, the spirit to contain greed, selfishness, otherwise ladies and gentlemen, we may not be able to reach our destination.

The time has come for us to start looking at those who profited from the change of the colour, starting from 2000 and those who are profiting from that change in colour. Ladies and gentlemen, Niimei, Naamei that’s all I have for you on this somber occasion.

Thank you.

SMASHING THE WINGS OF A MOSQUITO WITH A SLEDGE HAMMER IS THE KOJO YANKSON APPROACH. NEEDLESS TO POINT OUT THE VENOM IN THE BOWELS OF KOJO YANKSON AGAINST HIS VICTIM, MAHAMA AND THE NDC, PRAYED FERVENTLY FOR RELEASE. BUT NOT ON THIS ISSUE OF A POLITICALLY HARMLESS COMMENT, AND NOT THIS STYLE AND SCALE. UNLESS KOJO YANKSON HIMSELF LACKS “HOME SENSE”. KOJO YANKSON’S MORNING SHOW ON JOY FM IS A VANILLA THAT COVERED THE SCUM THAT HE IS. WHOSE DIRTY JOB IS HE DOING?………………………………….Who Sent Stan? The Curious Case of a Vulture Attempting to Protect the Integrity of the Garbage Heap. | Mind of Malaka

Source: Who Sent Stan? The Curious Case of a Vulture Attempting to Protect the Integrity of the Garbage Heap. | Mind of Malaka