Former President Jerry John Rawlings has called for fairness and justice in the Volta and Oti regions.
The call by the former Ghanaian leader comes at the backdrop of tension that has characterised the deployment of security personnel to the two regions ahead of the compilation of the new voters’ register.
According to Mr. Rawlings, it will be unfair to compound the problems of the people in the area in the wake of COVID -19.
Read the full statement below
Statement By Former President JJ Rawlings On Deployment Of Security Agencies In VOLTA, OTI Regions.
The presence of the military and other security agencies in some parts of the Volta and Oti Regions is generating animosity especially amongst innocent citizens whose basic way of life is being disrupted.
The deployment along the borders at peacetime especially at this particular point in time has created so much suspicion and will call for a lot of intelligent flexibility and diligence.
The Covid-19 restrictions have created enough difficulties for most of our citizens. Let us not make it worse with overbearing and intimidating behaviour towards our border dwellers whose livelihood solely depend on activities along the border.
Ahead of the voter registration exercise and the December elections, it is important that we demonstrate a sense of fairness and justice to all individuals and groups of people whilst maintaining the integrity and the sanctity of the process.