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V/R: Hohoe chiefs condemn activities of secessionist group

The chiefs and elders of Gbi-Hohoe in the Volta Region have dissociated themselves from the activities of the secessionist group, Homeland Study Group Foundation (HSGF).

The chiefs say the group which was responsible for disturbances in the region, last Friday is a threat to the peace of the region.

The spokesperson of the traditional area, Togbe Adzimah V, at a press conference condemned activities of the group saying, “We the chiefs and people of Gbi-Hohoe dissociate ourselves from this group. We condemn in no uncertain terms, the activities of this group. We do not condone these acts of illegality and vandalism being perpetrated by this group. We are Voltarians and Ghanaians and for that matter, we owe allegiance to no foreign power, other than the government of Ghana”.

Togbe Adzimah also urged the youth in the area not to avail themselves to the group.

“We advise the youth and other settlers of any part of Gbi-Hohoe land, not be lured by any unscrupulous group of people for their selfish interests. We are willing to assist the security agencies in their fight against this group.”

The chiefs also warned the group to stay off their territory.

“We want to advise the group also to stay off Gbi-Hohoe because we do not belong to their movement and for that matter, we will resist fearlessly any attempt to invade our traditional area,” Togbe Adzimah said.

Ghanaians woke up on Friday, September 25, 2020, to reports that the group had blocked some major roads leading into the Volta Region.

They mounted roadblocks on the Juapong–Accra, and Sogakope–Accra main roads.

The roadblocks were subsequently cleared as security agencies took control of the highways and strategic installations within the region.

HSGF wants the Volta Region sections of the northern part of Ghana to be an autonomous country known as Western Togoland.

The group has made a number of attempts to push for the secession of the Volta Region from Ghana for the creation of a Western Togoland.

The group even declared independence for the Western Togoland on May 9, 2019.




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