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Why The Insults? You Praise A Taxi Driver Who Returned Money But Can't Applaud Togbe Afede - Asiedu

When asked why some Ghanaians would prefer to praise a taxi driver for returning money found in his vehicle but condemn Togbe Afede for returning state funds he felt he didn't need, NDC General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketiah expressed his concern.

Ghanaians should be applauded for a taxi driver who returned money left in his car, but chastised for a statesman who returned the ex-gratia he was paid by the state because of his belief that the country needed it more than him, he said on Okay FM's "Ade Akye Aba" program.

Some of the people who are criticizing Togbe Afede have given money to the Taxi Driver, so what's the difference?" he stated emphatically

According to him, this is the height of hypocrisy, especially since journalists, who are supposed to know better, are even implicated.

For his service on the Council of State from 2017 to 2020, Togbe Afede XIV, Paramount Chief of the Asogli State, returned the GHS365,000 he received as an ex-gratia payment to his account.

On the Agbogbomefia website, he stated that while serving on the Council of State, he was given monthly payments and allowances, and therefore there is nothing to pay him.

As has been suggested, I did not believe the payment was made to entrap me. Every member of the Council of State was paid, I believe. However, I felt that the additional compensation was out of place for a short-term, part-time job for which I was already paid a monthly salary and had other benefits. In other words, it made me feel very uneasy," Togbe Afede XIV admitted in a statement.

According to him, these kinds of deeds deserve commendation so that others will be inspired to refrain from wasteful government spending and to conserve taxpayer money instead.

Watch the interview below;

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