On our recent trip to the Volta Region to assess the true extent of the Security Deployments in the Region, We had observed that about 90% of Security Officers recently deployed to Volta Region just ahead of the Voters Registration Exercise were officers bearing Akan name-tags.
This is creating a number of communication challenges between residents and the officers and that has generated the avoidable tension in the Region.
Apart from that it is creating enmity between residents and Akan Speaking people due to the standoffs between traditional residents of the border towns and these “Akan-Akan Speaking” Officers.
The tension generated in the border towns can also be cited for the brewing tension in the Capital Ho, the Traditional Authorities are extremely angry about how their people are treated by the Officers.
We also observed that there is a possibility of retaliatory attacks of the officers are NOT withdrawn or pushed further away from the inland towns to the borders itself.
Executive Director, ASEPA