Withdraw military officers within 24hours – Minority to Gov’t
Emmanuel Bedzrah - Chairman of the Volta Caucus in Parliament
The Minority-Volta caucus in Parliament has given the government 24-hours within which to withdraw the deployed security personnel from Ghana’s borders in the Volta Region.
Chairman of the Volta Caucus in Parliament, Emmanuel Bedzrah made this declaration at the National Democratic Congress’s bi-weekly press briefing:
“The fire has been laid and we the Voltarians are ready. We are not cowards and I want to repeat that, we are not cowards. We don’t fear people, we only respect people and therefore, whoever deployed the military personnel to our borders should call them back immediately. We are giving them up to the end of tomorrow, Tuesday, the military personnel must be called back,” he said.
The Caucus is of the view that the deployment is an attempt to frighten residents of the Volta Region in the upcoming voters’ registration exercise.
He made the call on the back of the deployment of military personnel to some parts of the country.
Meanwhile, the government has explained that the deployment is to secure Ghana’s borders because of COVID-19 and the illegal entry of foreigners into the country.
Deployment of security personnel plans to intimidate registrants – Mahama
Also, the flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has described the deployment of security personnel by the government as an agenda to intimidate residents from coming out in their numbers to register.