Dr Theo Acheampong an economist and a political risk analyst says jailing some members of the Western Togoland group is not the solution to the issue at hand.
Dr Acheampong says the best way to solve this issue is to deal with the fundamental cause where we need to find a way of educating the people and showing them the facts and the truth about the plebiscite.
He also called on the government to sit with the group and discuss the root cause of their plea.
Speaking on Joy FM’s Newsfile, Dr Acheampong said if the issue is not properly dealt with, it could distabilize the country.
“People have been poisoned to believe that Western Togoland has never been part of Ghana. I think putting people in jail and using the military are not the solutions. If we don’t deal with the fundamental issues, they might end up extending their scope and attacking other areas to destabilize the nation”
President Akufo-Addo spoke on the issue for the first time earlier this week and said the government was going to deal with the group.
The Deputy Minister for Information Pius Enam Hadzide has also revealed that that some sixty people have so far been arrested so far in connection with the recent attacks.
The government at a press briefing today October 2, 2020, disclosed that out of the sixty, some fifty people have been remanded as investigations into the violent attacks.
The Homeland Study Foundation on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, attacked the State Transport Corporation (STC) in the Volta Regional capital, Ho, and set ablaze one of its buses.
The members also on Friday, September 25, 2020, also blocked major entries into the Volta Region.
They are demanding independence of Western Togoland and this started in 2017.