Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has reacted to calls for President Akufo-Addo to speak on the Western Togoland secessionist group’s revolt on Friday and Monday.
Security analyst Colonel Festus Aboagye said a high political statement on the issues will assure Ghanaians that the government is in control of the situation.
He has also lamented about how the secessionist group has won the media war because everyone knows about their activities but not that of government.
The NDC also in a statement called on the President to speak to the matter.
But Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said the President will surely speak but not in the middle of the issues.
“…many people are expecting, first of all, that the ongoing threat and challenges to be dealt with immediately and then subsequent to that the necessary collaborations needed to find a lasting solution. I’m not sure that we are expecting that in the middle of this the Commander-in-Chief will be issuing statements. I do know that he will speak to those issues ones this first wave is overcome.”
The government is also on a manhunt for the masterminds of the revolt.
According to the government, they have identified the financiers of the group and have instructed the security agencies to arrest them.
31 members of the group are currently facing trial. The Western Togoland secessionist group yesterday attacked the STC bus terminal in Ho.
The group is reported to have beaten the drivers of STC and burnt one bus in the process.
The secessionist group are said to have fired gunshots before attacking the drivers who were sleeping in the terminal.
Prof Emmanuel Kwesi Aning, the Director, Faculty of Academic Affairs & Research, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, KAIPTC has explained that attack by the secessionist group was a direct confrontation with the Volta Regional Minister who on Friday said they know who the group members are and have intelligence on their activities.
Explaining further, he said the group wanted to show the hollowness of the statement of the Regional Minister and the government.