NDC Volta MPs give Akufo-Addo Government 24 Hours to Withdraw Military Men
The NDC said the Military deployment at the Volta Region, is intimidating residents
The Volta caucus on the Minority side in Parliament has given the Akufo-Addo government up to Tuesday, June 30, to withdraw the military deployment from Ghana’s borders in the Volta Region.
Mp for Ho West and Chairman of the Volta Caucus, Emmanuel Bedzrah, speaking at the party's press briefing at Aflao in the Volta Region said they will retaliate if these security personnel are not withdrawn.
“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,”
The minority believe that the military deployment at these border regions, are attempts by the government to intimidate residents, ahead of the voter registration exercise.
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.
But MP for Ketu South, Fifi Fiavi Kwetey says government’s official explanation on the deployment of the military in Volta Region is ridiculous and laughable.
According to him, the said explanation cannot be true because Ghana’s Covid-19 cases are more than its neighbouring countries.