<![CDATA[[caption id="attachment_42727" align="aligncenter" width="564"] Togbe Agorkoli IV presenting a gift to President Akufo-Addo[/caption] The President of the National House of Chiefs of Togo and Paramount Chief of Notsie, Togbe Agorkoli IV, has paid a courtesy call on Ghana’s president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo; the first of its kind by a Togolese chief. Togbe Agorkoli IV was accompanied by the President of Ghana’s House of Chiefs, Togbe Afede XIV, and 9 other paramount chiefs from Togo and the Volta Region. Tuesday’s historic visit was to afford Agorkoli IV the opportunity to extend fraternal greetings from the people of Notsie, the ancestral home of Ewes, and the people of Togo, to Ghanaians. Togbe Agorkoli noted that the decision by President Akufo-Addo to accept his request for a meeting is indicative of the respect Ghana’s President has for the institution of chieftaincy. As chiefs, Togbe Agorkoli indicated their responsibility is to adhere to the vision of their respective Heads of State, hence admonished all Ghanaian traditional rulers to extend their full support and co-operation to the government of President Akufo-Addo to ensure development, progress and prosperity across the country.President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo agreed to meet on a regular basis to discuss issues pertaining to the advancement of the two countries. President Akufo-Addo further stressed that the relations between political and traditional rulers are essential for the well-being of the citizenry, and indicated that his government will do all within its power to ensure relations between these “vital bodies” remain cordial for the forward movement of the country. He also assured that “unless something dramatic happens” he will join Togbe Afede and the chiefs from the Volta Region, to attend the celebration of the Notsie festival on September 9.