The government has defended why it deployed soldiers to the Volta Region saying it was for security reasons and politically motivated.
The Volta Regional House of Chiefs have asked government to withdraw the military from the region citing intimidation from the it citizens.
But speaking on Starr FM in Accra, the Deputy Defence Minister, Major Derick Oduro (Rtd) said “We’ve military deployment at the Northern border, Eastern and other places and they are not complaining so why is the Volta Region complaining?…the deployment is for our own good” and “we’ll not sit down for people who want their own interest so that terrorists can take over our country.”
“When the people in the Volta Region talk about intimidation, they [military] don’t come to your house. They have an area of responsibility. Generally speaking, every step taken by the national security is taken in the interest of the nation and not a few.” he further stated.
“It’s not true that people are being intimidated. This is not the first time security is being deployed before election, during, and after election to the Volta Region. The soldiers are in the Volta Region to provide security in the interest of the whole nation. It’s not intimidation,” he noted.
Source: Ghana Waves