July 22, 2024


Some women residents of Vakpo Todzi in the Volta Region have said the name ‘Akufo-Addo’, so far as they are concerned means “pain, suffering and constant bad news from Accra”

According to the women, since the election of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, their children who live and work in Accra have never had it easy because of the President’s “bad leadership”.

They say all they hear from their sons in the capital are complaints of “bad business, job losses and tribal victimization.”

Vakpo Godzi is coincidentally the hometown of detained but now acquitted Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Benjamin Agordzor

One resident said the Akufo-Addo government is not performing well because their sons in Accra who used to previously send them mobile money every now and then this time around call and only ask for prayers because things are not going well in their lives in Accra, Aflao, and Kumasi.

“We have only seen and heard bad news since Akufo-Addo came. Under Akufo-Addo, we suffer too much before our hands can go to our mouth. Our children in Accra are complaining everyday about hardship and victimization…If I call my boy right now, you will hear him. It is not well. … we have heard too much bad news [already] since his election.” one resident said in native Ewe.

She said Akufo-Addo’s Ewe name is “Nana Akpefu adu”.

In an old video making the round afresh on social media, the women were speaking to journalist on the sidelines of a press conference held on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at a community centre in Vakpo Todzi . It was addressed by the Chief of Vakpo Todzi, Togbe Awuro V regarding the arrest and detention of one of their ‘sons’ ACP Agordzor, the women residents say they want their message to get to Accra into the ears of president Akufo-Addo that he is the reason they offer prayers to God every night.

Togbe Awuro V who spoke on the behalf of the Chiefs and people of the area is believed to have warned the angry resident not to grant any interview outside the official statement he read out. But the women freed their mind in the videos now making rounds on social media.

Although the residents were warned not grant any interviews, they threw caution to the wind and agreed to speak if only their names and pictures will not be captured.

Originally published on 4th January 2020.



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