Gov't Reiterates Promise To Develop Volta Region

President John Evans Atta Mills has once again pledged his government's commitment to develop the Volta Region. He made the promise at Anloga during the celebration of the Hogbetsotso festival for the first in ten years. The prevailing peace in the historic town of Anloga and its environs has brought back the colourful Hogbetsotso festival of the people of Anlo after a decade’s absence The installation of a new Awomefia Togbi Sri III, after the peaceful resolution of a protracted chieftaincy dispute following the death of the Awomefia in 1998 also contributed in bringing back the festival. Addressing the people of Anloga in the Volta Region, President Mills said the development of Volta region could only be achieved if Anlos ensure that peace return to their town. “Anlo cannot develop if there is no peace. Sometimes I ask myself what are we fighting over? We should be fighting over ways of improving the lots of the people of Anlo. What is right is right, and what is wrong is wrong. ” President Mills promised that his government will deliver on its promises and would ensure that the region gets to the level it deserves. Traditional drumming and dancing, reconciliation processes, games and recreational activities have heralded the grand durbar of chiefs and people of the Anlo Traditional Area. The festival is on the theme:”Reconciliation, Peace, Unity and Development, The Way Forward” is significant in many ways, not for the Anlo people alone, but the nation at large and the ancestral home of the Anlos—Togo and Benin.