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Where Are The People Of Conscience?

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Ghana is certainly joking with a rather precarious situation which started like this in other West African countries around us.

Today, those countries are fighting the canker they failed to tackle head-on with all seriousness when it started some years back.

Currently, some West African countries like Nigeria, Sudan, Mali among others are grappling with the effects of these splinter-groups in their countries.

That is why THE NEW PUBLISHER is particularly worried over the over-pampering of the separatist group, the Western Togoland Restoration Front despite their resolve to carry through with their ugly threats.

It may be recalled that the group on Friday, September 25, blocked major entries into the Volta Region claiming independence as Western Togoland.

This caused most passengers travelling to areas in the Volta Region including Tefle, Tsopoli, and Juapong to be stranded as a result of the development.

The secessionists also attacked the Aveyime and Mepe police stations in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region.

The group of armed men, numbering about 50, forcibly took over both stations simultaneously; overpowering the police officers and making away with the weapons in the armoury.

As though that is not enough, the group of armed men suspected to be connected to this same group attacked the State Transport Corporation (STC) in Ho, the Volta Regional capital on Monday evening.

These Volta separatist group fired gunshots before proceeding to assault the drivers of the buses.

The security guard on duty is also reported to have been held at gunpoint while they set one of the buses on fire and damaged another.

For us at THE NEW PUBLISHER, the security must up their game and stop romancing these clear hoodlums who are set on a mission to reverse the gains made by the nation.

In fact, the security must act now and save the country from going into the abyss.

Although this paper may not be privy to the other security details and maneuvers towards brokering lasting peace in the region, Ghana has come too far to be entertaining this nauseating behavior from a bunch of jobless opportunists.

These separatist groups must not be allowed and made to reason that every region in the country has made some sacrifices towards the development of present day Ghana.

What if the Ga’s demand their lands which has been used to establish your national capital? What if the Ashantes want to go back to their Ashante Kingdoms? What if the Northern region decides to grow their food to feed only that region? What if the Central region want to claim the revenue of the many tourist sites in the region because it so situated on their land?

These are the kind of things Kwame Nkrumah sought to prevent when he introduced the boarding school system in the country to unite us as one people with a common destiny irrespective of which region one hailed from.

What is surprising to this paper is the stark silence of the well-educated leading lights of the region and the people with conscience who are expected to speak to put the matter in its right perspective.

The men and woman of conscience must speak because “they will come for you one day and there will be no one left to speak out for you…”

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