BY: News Desk | Voltaonlinegh.com |
The Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Letsa has condemned comments by the Regional Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Mr. Henry Ametefee, which sort to incite people of the region against the governing New Patriotic Party and President Akufo-Addo.
The NDC chairman at a recent media interaction in Ho described the deployment of a security detachment along the country’s eastern border at Aflao in the Ketu South municipality as a declaration of war against the Volta region by the government and called on the indigenes resist it.
According to him, the heavy security presence in the border communities was part of a grand scheme by government to destabilize the NDC’s stronghold and also intimidate citizens from coming out to register in upcoming Voter registration exercise in order to disenfranchise them in the December 2020 general elections.
He thus, warned the NDC would not countenance any machination by the governing party to suppressed the democratic right of the people in the region.
Watch Mr. Ametefee’s Submission
In a response however, Dr. Letsa who is also the Chairman of the Regional Security Council described the comments by the NDC chairman as unfortunate, stating that the claims were unfounded.
He said contrary to the claims, there was absolute peace and tranquility in the region and called on all to disregard the unfortunate comments of the NDC chairman.
The Volta regional minister further explained that, the presence of the security detachment along the borders was check illegal movements along the stretch as the country’s ports of entry remain close as part of measures to contain the importation of the COVID-19 pandemic into the country.
He therefore urged residents to feel free and go about their normal duties but report any security personnel who indulges in any illegal conduct so, he or she could be appropriately dealt with.
Listen To Dr. Letsa Below