Tongu Chiefs Union Hosts Media Launch for Inaugural Event.

by | Jul 8, 2024 | Events

The Tongu Chiefs Union held a media launch on the 7th of July, 2024, to announce their inaugural event scheduled for August 19th to 24th, 2024, in Juapong. Chiefs and queen mothers from all 13 traditional areas, including Volo, Torgorme, Vume, Sokpoe, Tefle, Bakpa, Battor, Mepe, Fodzoku, Akave, Fievie, Dorfor, Mafi Adidome, and Agave, were present at the program.

The President of the Union and Paramount Chief of Sokpoe, Togbe Ga Kadzi Zoga III, expressed his excitement and optimism for the Union’s potential to drive development in the region. He urged all citizens of Tongu and associates to prioritize the region and actively participate in the week-long activities planned for the inauguration.

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Members of Parliament, including Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa (North Tongu), Kobla Mensah Wisdom Woyome (South Tongu), and the NPP parliamentary candidate for North Tongu, Dr. John Saviour Yaw Eleblu, attended the launch. They commended the chiefs for their dedication to the development of the Tongu traditional state.

The local organizing committee unveiled a series of activities for the inaugural celebration, including the Tongu Development Seminar, Inauguration Concert, History Night, Football Gala, and Dinner Night.

History Of The Union

The Tongu Chiefs Union is a registered entity under the Companies Act 2019 (Act 992), with Registration No. CG093131223 and TIN No. C0063560283. Established on October 1, 2022, and officially registered on December 6, 2023, the Union aims to unite the chiefs of the 13 traditional areas across the three Tongu Districts for development purposes. The interim headquarters is located in Sogakope within the South Tongu District.

The Union, led by President Togbe Ga Kadzi Zoga III and General Secretary Togbe Kokloko Titriku XIII (Dorfor), represents a combined population of approximately 307,808 people, according to the 2021 Population and Housing Census. Agriculture, particularly farming, is the predominant occupation in the area. The districts, covering a total land area of about 2,291 square kilometers, extend from Dorfor in the North Tongu District to Agave in the South Tongu District.

The Union’s symbol features a stool with a war gun crossed in front of it and two swords crossed above it, all floating on a river. The Union’s slogan, “TONGU TSO NA KLE,” translates to “TONGU ARISE AND SHINE.”

The Tongu Chiefs Union’s upcoming inaugural event promises to be a landmark occasion, fostering unity and development across the traditional areas.