Ghana: President Akuffo-Addo brands seccesionist group 'misguided'

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has described as misguided, attempts by some separatist groups to get the Volta Region and other areas to secede from Ghana.

The President said the move is misplaced and unacceptable.

The Homeland Study Group wants the Volta, Oti, and parts of the Upper East Region to be made an autonomous country to be known as Western Togoland.

The group has made a number of attempts to push its agenda.  Last year, the group blocked some major roads that connect Volta Region to Ghana’s capital city, Accra.

Members of the separatist group even declared independence for the imaginary Western Togoland country on May 9, 2019.

In October 2020, the government of Ghana arraigned 78 of the alleged separatists suspected to be behind the violent attacks in the Volta Region.

They were charged, variously, with; treason felony, conspiracy to commit crime, namely, treason felony, conspiracy to commit crime, namely, participating in a campaign of prohibited organization namely Western Togoland, conspiracy to commit crime, namely, causing unlawful damage.

Court proceedings are ongoing.

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