By: KALD | Voltaonlinegh.com |
The Volta Region House of Chiefs has distanced itself from activities of the Homeland Study Group Foundation, the separatist group which recently declared parts of the region and territories stretching to Northern Ghana as an independence Western Togoland state.
In a statement issued by the house at the end of its last sitting for 2019 in Ho, members of the House unanimously reaffirmed their allegiance to the sovereign state of Ghana.
Excerpts of the statement signed by President of the house, Nana Soglo Alloh IV read, “The membership of the Volta Regional House of Chiefs has received news of the declaration of independence of a Western Togoland that is alleged to include parts of the Volta and the Oti regions and some part of the Northern Region”.
“The Volta Regional House of Chiefs wishes to make it categorically clear that the Volta and the Oti regions and their chiefs and people remain a part of the sovereign state of Ghana, and, as such, continue to be and remain Ghanaians, and will continue to owe their allegiance to the sovereign state of Ghana.”
According to a Graphic Online report, the chiefs held that the group had no basis at all to declare independence, as some of the areas, such as the southern part of the Volta and the Oti regions like Peki and Tongu areas were not even part of the Western Togoland.
The statement further questioned the locus of the group as they could not hold themselves to be the mouthpiece of communities that fell under the said Western Togoland, since they had not expressed any desire to be independent.
The Homeland Study Group Foundation led by its octogenarian founder, Charles Komi Kudzordzi alias Papavi Hogbedetor on Saturday November 16, 2019, declared their independence from Ghana at a public gathering in Ho.