According to him, disease, poverty and illiteracy had become modern-day enemies working against the development of communities.
“In the past, chiefs were noted for leading their communities to war. However, the modern-day war we have to fight is under-development in our communities,” he said.
Mr Ashigbey made the call when the Awafiaga (Chief War Lord) of the Ziavi Traditional Area, Togbe Koku Tsru II, paid a courtesy call on him in Accra.
Togbe Tsru, who is the Security Coordinator of the GCGL and known in private life as Mr Frank Dzamson, was accompanied by Mama Akua Yorwlanu, the Afetorfia, and some kingmakers of the traditional area.
Mr Ashigbey said traditional leaders, as the symbol of authority in their communities, ought to make the growth of their communities a precedence over chieftaincy rivalry.
While commending the kingmakers of Ziavi for seeing Togbe Tsru as a worthy ambassador to spearhead the development of their community, Mr Ashigbey challenged the new chief to maintain the company’s value of leadership and strive for perfection during his reign.
“By the time your reign is over, you must be able to leave a mark in your community, bearing in mind that you were chosen to serve your people and ensure progress in their lives,” he said.
Togbe Tsru, in response, commended the management of the GCGL for permitting him to be installed as a chief and promised to uphold the company’s virtues in his line of leadership.
He was hopeful that the values he had imbibed from the company would help him serve his people commendably.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Public Affairs Manager of the GCGL, Mr Albert Sam, had prayed for God’s guidance for Togbe Tsru and Mama Yorwlanu in their efforts at developing their community.
By Dela Russel Ocloo/Daily Graphic/Ghana