By: Kingsley Attitsogbui| Ho
The Agbogbomefia of the Asogli State, Togbe Afede XIV has noted with grave concerned the rate at which churches are being established in every corner of Ghana amidst unemployment facing the Ghanaian youth as a cause for alarm.
The Agbogbomefia noted that the Ghanaian youth needs jobs and wonders why there are a lot of churches being built without their corresponding jobs for socio-economic and national development.
The Agbogbomefia was addressing the grand durbar of the 2023 Yam Festival (Te Za) of the Asogli State and the 20th anniversary celebration of his enthronement on the theme: “20 years of Selfless and Inspiring leadership” on Saturday, October 7, 2023, at the Ho Jubilee Park.
He said “people now convert factory premises into churches. We have become more believing than those who brought Christianity and religion to us. Those have been part of our downfall and as chiefs let us remember that no success can be achieved except through hard work” he said.
Togbe noted also that another problem of the country under development is the dangers posed by the 1992 constitution which has given so many powers to the President.
He said “the 1992 constitution does not help the fight against corruption, it does not ensure transparency and accountability in national life”.
He said until the necessary checks and balances are introduced in the bigger system and such powers curtailed, the country cannot see significant development as a nation.
He therefore, advocated for future governments to amend the 1992 constitution with all seriousness.
Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyeman Badu II, the Dormahene, who was the special guest of honour asked his colleagues chiefs to continue to speak against the ills in the society.
He said that will put duty bearers on their toes and ensure the country’s resources benefit all citizens.