Members of Parliament(MPs) from the Volta Caucus in Parliament and some national and regional leaders will tomorrow [29th June 2020] lead a delegation to Ketu South in the Volta Region owing to the deployment of heavy security in the Volta Region to, as a leading member of the governing party has said, to man the borders so as to prevent foreigners from coming into Ghana to partake in the new voter registration exercise.
According to MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, the delegation will be in the constituency to show solidarity with the people of the area who are currently dealing with heavy military presence in the area.
“We have resolved that all MPs from the Volta Caucus in Parliament together with some of our national & regional party leaders shall lead a delegation to Ketu South tomorrow morning.
We stand in solidarity with the oppressed and we stand in readiness to confront & defeat bigotry,” he announced on Facebook
The issue of heavy security presence in the border towns in the Volta Region has raised eyebrows, with the minority in Parliament made up of MPs belonging to the National Democratic Congress (NDC)accusing the ruling party, the New Patriotic Party(NPP) of seeking to intimidate voters in region so as to prevent them registering and voting in the NDC’s stronghold.
Initially government communication denied the claims, insisting that the deployment was for preventing foreigners from entering the country in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
But KT Hammond, NPP MP for Adansi Asokwa later revealed that the deployment is to prevent Togolese from registering and voting as they had done in previous elections to the disadvantage of the NPP.
KT Hammond has been much criticised for what many describe as tribal comments on the Volta Region and Ewes with regards to elections in the region.