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Ghanaians Shower Praises On Togbe Afede For Returning GHS 365,000 Ex-Gratia To Government



Ghanaians have taken to social media to shower praises of gratitude to the Agbogbomefia of Asogli State, Togbe Afede XIV for returning a substantial amount of over 365,000 cedis to the state.

The said amount was paid to the revered chief as ex-gratia for his work done as a member of the council of state from 2017 to 2020.

He said he finds it inappropriate to receive the said amount when he already took monthly salaries for serving on the Council.

Togbe Afede XIV in a statement said, “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,” he added.

According to him, he explored avenues to return the money which hit his account in July 2021, which he successfully effected on March 4, 2022, adding that “after weeks of trying, I obtained advice on how to refund inappropriate payments to the State, and on March 4, 2022, I made the refund into the Controller & Accountant General’s Department Account at the Bank of Ghana.”

“I want to add that my rejection of the payment was consistent with my general abhorrence of the payment of huge ex-gratia and other outrageous benefits to people who have by their own volition offered to serve our poor country,” the statement concluded.

Following this move by the traditional ruler, some Ghanaians have taken to social media to applaud the patriotism of the Agbogbomefia.

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