By: KALD | Voltaonlinegh.com |
A former Volta Regional Minister, Helen Adjoa Ntoso has proposed the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry by government to probe the concerns of the secessionist movement, the Homeland Study Group Foundation.
The commission, according to Hon. Ntoso, would help ascertain the veracity or otherwise of the group’s demand for the secession of the Volta region and parts of the northern Ghana into an independent Western Togoland state, which they claimed existed prior to the independence of the then Gold Coast now Ghana.
The Krachi West Member of Parliament who spoke on Ho-based West FM’s morning show, West Breakfast Drive on Friday, believed the commission’s work will put the matter to rest once and for all.
Some 81 members of the separatist movement were rounded up last Wednesday by a joint police-military in Ho, just few days after their octogenarian leader, Mr. Charles Kormi Kudzordzi and 7 others were picked up by state security operatives and airlifted to Accra for allegedly planning to declare independence for the supposed Western Togoland state on Thursday May 9, 2019.
This, the former Minister however believed was an appropriate action on the part of the security agencies since the intended action of the group had serious security implications for the region and the country at large.
She said unlike her tenure where the activities of the Homeland Study Group Foundation posed no security threat, their present conduct as claimed by the security agencies, required a serious attention from appropriate state actors in order to curtail an escalation.