President says military deployment in Volta Region, not an invasion

General News of Friday, 28 August 2020

Source: GNA

President Akufo-Addo President Akufo-Addo

Click to read all about coronavirus →

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has condemned allegations of ill-faith over the deployment of security personnel in the Volta Region.

He said the deployment of 1,000 security personnel nationwide, of which 163 were in the Volta Region, helped in neutralising the threat of terrorism and imported COVID-19 cases.

It was not to intimidate the people of any Region, he said.

President Akufo-Addo said these at a durbar of Chiefs of the Anlo State during a day’s working visit.

“The Volta Region was not singled out for any political operation and there was certainly no political or ethnic agenda.

“We live in a difficult neighbourhood where terrorist activities have become every day matters for many countries in the region especially and regrettably in our immediate northern neighbour Burkina Faso.

“That we have so far been spared the ravages of the terrorists, it is the result of the hard work and constant vigilance of our security services and the grace of the Almighty but we have to be on constant alert and if and when we have to tighten our security along our borders. It is my responsibility to do so and I will do so,” he stated.

President Akufo-Addo said the Volta Region remained an “integral part of the Republic of Ghana and military deployments in the region cannot be described as an invasion” and condemned the “frenzy” with which some social media users resorted to falsifying the situation using false media material.

“These have been escalated into accusations of ethnic cleansing, and the government that I lead has been labelled as tribalist,” he said, and asked Ghanaians to be circumspect, and not to ruin the unity the Nation was blessed with.

The President noted the relevance the NPP attached to the people of the Region, having appointed natives into “critical roles” in government, and suggested that the measure for discrimination be considered in the distribution of national resources.

“I have been forced to look deep inside me as a result of the virulent language that has been directed at me and at the government I have”, he said, and added that the NPP in its “darkest days” drew its “biggest strength” from the Region.

“Even if there was a little tribal brittle bone within my makeup – which there is not, I will not choose the Volta Region as my target. History will not allow me.”

“My commitment to the Ghana project is total. The enemy we face is bad governance and poverty and that is what I expend my energy trying to defeat. It is a battle we can only win if we pull in the same direction even if we have different perceptions,” he said.

President Akufo-Addo said the nation was on the right path, and asked for the support of all in delivering a transformed nation, and promised to ensure a “free, fair, peaceful and transparent” general elections.

He said the NPP government had delivered “exceptionally” in the “equitable” sharing of the National cake, affecting the lives of many that had been denied.

The President said the Keta harbour project was much on the horizon and revealed that feasibility studies on the project were about concluding, whiles a Legislative Instrument was appended to secure land for its commencement.

President Akufo-Addo commissioned a 12-unit classroom block for the Keta Senior High school under the Senior High School Intervention Project.

He also cut the sod for work to begin on the Keta Water Expansion project.


GhanaWeb is not responsible for the reportage or opinions of contributors published on the website. Read our disclaimer.

Send your news stories to

and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.

Source link

Share this:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Akufo-Addo’s 17th address to the nation on measures to fight coronavirus

General News of Sunday, 20 September 2020 Source: 2020-09-20 President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is addressing the nation on the measures his government is taking to combat the spread of the novel Coronavirus among Ghanaians. Today’s address is the President’s 17th update since Ghana recorded its first two cases […]

GFA suspends Colts Football registration after six young footballers perished in crash

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) says it has suspended the ongoing Colts Football registration exercise in the Ashanti Region after some six juvenile footballers returning from a registration centre died in a crash on Saturday, September 19, 2020. The vehicle which was carrying members of Africa Vision Academy lost control and fell into the Offin […]

Driver, mate crushed to death by tipper truck at Gomoa Budumburam

A driver and his mate have been crushed to death by a tipper truck at Big Apple, a suburb of Gomoa Budumburam in the Central Region. According to eyewitnesses, the commercial Ford Transit vehicle with registration number GW 8274-20, while making a U-turn at Big Apple crashed with the tipper truck which was heading towards […]

Ghana’s success in COVID-19 fight due to Akufo-Addo’s ‘clear leadership’

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has attributed Ghana’s success story so far in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic to the sterling leadership of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Dr. Bawumia says the measures put in place by the government have led to the slow rate of the virus in Ghana. He made these comments […]