Three more traditional areas condemn secessionist groups
Three traditional areas in the Volta Region have pledged their commitment and loyalty to the government to fight the secessionist groups to prevent them from further carrying out their illegal activities, which, they noted, were not only tarnishing the image of the region, but also the entire country, therefore, their resolve to distance themselves from the activities of the groups.
The three paramount chiefs, Togbega Homatekpor V of Gbledi, Togbega Lo I of Wli and Togbega Gbedegbleme Akpasa II of Fodome, said their areas, since independence, remain as part of Ghana, and that the activities of the groups have no basis, as what they were seeking for does not exist.
The further advised their citizens home and abroad not to associate themselves with the absurd activities of the so-called Western Togoland Restoration Front.
Speaking at separate press briefings to express their displeasure about the activities of the group, the Paramount Chief of the Fodome Traditional Area, Togbega Gbedegbleme Akpasa II, described the activities of the groups as criminal, saying they should be regarded as rebels and terrorists.
He stressed on the need for the security agencies to fish them out to ensure that they are prosecuted to serve as deterrent to others with similar mind sets.
Togbega Gbedegbleme Akpasa warned citizens of the area to distance themselves from the group, and to report strange persons found in the area to the security agencies, because the chiefs and people of Fodome never, and would never, support any acts of lawlessness from any individual or group fomenting trouble in the region, which has been very peaceful over the years.
He stressed that the government, under the leadership of the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has started providing infrastructure at the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) campus at Fodome, which is being cherished by the people, therefore, any activity by a group aimed at creating confusion that would disturb the smooth implementation of the project would be resisted, adding that peace was what the people need to pave way for development.