The President of Ghana has today August 27, 2020, told the people of the Volta Region that claims by some people that there is an agenda of discrimination against the people of the Volta Region is mischievous and an agenda by some group of people to serve their parochial interest.
The President was addressing the recent claims by the National Democratic Congress before the start of the voters’ registration exercise that the government had deployed the Military to the Volta Region to scare the people from registering for the new voter ID cards.
But addressing a durbar put together in his honour at at Keta, on Thursday, 27th August 2020 by the Awoamefia of the Anlo State, Togbui Sri III, the President said currently, there are 1000 Military men manning the country’s borders of which 163 are deployed along the Volta Region border.
“This has been labeled a ‘military invasion of the Volta Region’. Togbewo, Mamawo, Volta Region is an integral part of the Republic of Ghana, and military deployments in a Region cannot be described as an invasion. Some elements of social media went into a frenzy, mostly with old videos taken in Accra and other parts of the world being passed off as residents of the Volta Region being brutalized by soldiers”, President Akufo-Addo said.
He continued, “This has been escalated into accusations of ethnic cleansing, and the Government that I lead has been labelled as tribalist. Whilst social media is a useful tool for information sharing, it can also be, and has been, used to magnify small incidents, place pictures, videos and voices out of context, or simply generate outright fabrications, in order to stir up needless ethnic animosity amongst citizens who are, otherwise, living peacefully with one another.”
The President noted that if a government’s is discriminating against a particular region, it could be realized from the distribution of the national cake and it could be realized that he has equitably distributed the country’s cake.
“I dare say this area (Anloga) has done quite well under this Government. After years of demanding, an Anloga District has been created, and a new Assembly Complex is being constructed. There are numerous GETFund projects scattered all over Anloga, and Keta SHS’s is one which I am due to commission today. Important to me are two TVET projects in the Anloga district alone, one of which I shall be inspecting at Atorkor,” he stressed.
Source: MyNewsGh.com/Ayeh Offei-Akoto/2020