Renowned OAP and entrepreneur Abeiku Aggrey Santana has submitted that the founder of Perez Chapel International, Archbishop Charles Agyin Asare deserves commendation for putting a spotlight on the community of Nogokpo.
According to him, the priest aided the leaders and inhabitants in strengthening their self-imaging and branding.
People had been deceived in the past and believed a specific idea about the town of Nogokpo, he added, therefore the people of Nogokpo used Bishop Charles Agyin Asare’s remark to erase the poor perception and rebrand the town.
Archbishop Charles Agyinasare has been criticized by a section of the public following one of the sermons of his church in which the founder said Nogokpo was the “demonic headquarters” of the Volta Region.
Speaking on UTV Showbiz Night, Mr. Abeiku stated that Agyin Asare’s remark prompted the people of Nogokpo to seize the opportunity, claiming that it was ideal ground for them to advertise their destination as to what they are known for.
“Bishop did not demean the Voltarians, however, the spin and twist of his comments triggered the leaders of Nogokpo to take advantage of that to grant interviews and press conferences which helped them get noticed.
“In branding and image building, foreign nationals travel to Benin and other nations to witness the Vodoo festival, so the leaders of Nogokpo took advantage of the remarks of the Archbishop to market their destination. it helped them to market the community.