Togbe Afede returns GHS365,000 ex-gratia to the state

 By: Akpabli Daniel Yao|

Togbe Afede XIV

 The Paramount Chief of the Asogli State, Togbe Afede XIV has rejected the GHS365,000 that was paid into his account as ex-gratia for being a member of the Council of State. 

In a statement sighted by, he said he received monthly payments and allowances while as a member of the Council of State therefore he sees no need for the payment of the ex-gratia.

“I did not think the payment was made to trap me, as is being speculated. I believe it was paid to everybody who served on the Council of State. However, I thought that extra payment was inappropriate for a short, effectively part-time work, for which I received a monthly salary and was entitled to other privileges. So, I was very uncomfortable with it,” Togbe Afede XIV said in a statement.



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