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There is no political, ethnic agenda from Volta Region” – Akufo-Addo


The President, Nana Akufo-Addo suggests the Volta Location was not singled out for any specific armed forces operation in the run-up to the conduct of the voter registration workout, and there was undoubtedly no political or ethnic agenda.

He explained inspite of the actuality that deployment of the armed service personnel together the country’s borders was a nationwide work out, and was performed across all our borders and not in the Volta Location alone, for which the Minister for Defence and other Ministers gave in depth and distinct explanations about the condition, the explanations did not appear to have happy some folks.

This, the President said, was “because of the mischief that is so simply produced by some components of social media, and also for the reason that of the time we are in, and the determination of some people today to stir up ethnic sentiments in the hope of reaping some political advantage”.

Talking at Keta at a durbar held in his honour by the Awoamefia of the Anlo Condition, Togbui Sri III Thursday, he said that there are at this time 1,000 armed service staff deployed along the country’s borders, of which 163 are deployed alongside the Volta Location border.

“This has been labelled a ‘military invasion of the Volta Region’. Togbewo, Mamawo, Volta Location is an integral element of the Republic of Ghana, and military deployments in a Area are not able to be explained as an invasion. Some things of social media went into a frenzy, primarily with aged films taken in Accra and other parts of the planet being handed off as inhabitants of the Volta Region getting brutalized by soldiers”, President Akufo-Addo mentioned.

He ongoing, “This has been escalated into accusations of ethnic cleansing, and the Governing administration that I guide has been labelled as tribalist. Although social media is a valuable software for information sharing, it can also be, and has been, made use of to amplify small incidents, put photos, videos and voices out of context, or only create outright fabrications, in buy to stir up pointless ethnic animosity among citizens who are, usually, residing peacefully with a single one more.”

The President observed that the best way to explain to if folks are remaining discriminated versus by a authorities would be to seem out for how the nationwide cake is shared, incorporating that, on that score, his Governing administration has been excellent, as his Authorities has spread improvement tasks equitably in all sections of the place.

“I dare say this place (Anloga) has carried out fairly perfectly below this Governing administration. Right after yrs of demanding, an Anloga District has been developed, and a new Assembly Complex is being built. There are quite a few GETFund projects scattered all above Anloga, and Keta SHS’s is one which I am due to fee right now. Critical to me are two TVET projects in the Anloga district alone, one of which I shall be inspecting at Atorkor,” he stressed.

Moreover, the President indicated that there is the Keta landing seashore job, design of which commences in September, the €85 million facility for the Keta Drinking water Offer rehabilitation and enlargement challenge, and the Keta Harbour Venture.

“We have not finished our enhancement journey, but, surely, we are on the right route, and no 1 can accuse this govt of discrimination in the distribution of the national cake,” President Akufo-Addo mentioned.

Recounting the heritage of the Danquah-Dombo-Busia political custom, of which, now, he is currently its flagbearer, the President told the gathering that, during the darkest times of the tradition, Celebration, it was listed here in the Volta that it drew its greatest strength.

“It was here in this location that people today were most passionate about the political tradition. It was from listed here that the very first individuals experienced to flee into political exile soon after independence, and it was in this Location that lots of chiefs had to flee into political exile, and some died there. Some of the effects on the chieftaincy scene in the location have even now not been effectively fixed. It was from this area that folks had been despatched into inside exile,” he explained.

Several persons, the President pointed out, overlook that when J.B. Danquah, the 1st in the trinity of the Danquah-Dombo-Busia political custom contested Kwame Nkrumah for the Presidency, on Ghana starting to be a Republic in 1960, Danquah did not acquire in his residence constituency in Akyem Abuakwa.

“But he received in two constituencies, 1 is ideal listed here in Anlo and the other is Ho West. Even if there was a little, brittle tribal bone within just my makeup, which there is not, I would not choose the Volta Region as a target. Heritage would not permit me,” he added.

Reiterating his motivation to the Ghana job, he urged all residents of the Volta Location to be guided by the truth that the enemy confronting the Ghanaian people today is lousy governance and poverty, and that is what he is investing his electricity hoping to defeat.

“It is a struggle we can only earn if we stick with each other and pull in the very same course, even if we have unique perspectives. I am certain we are established on the correct training course, and I question for your assistance to allow us continue in peace with the transformation of Ghana. I guarantee you that I will do whichever it usually takes to make sure that the 7th December elections are totally free, good, peaceful and clear so that the will of the Ghanaian people is created manifest,” he extra.

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