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Separatist group has been on the list of the security agencies for sometime till date- Info Minister

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The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has refuted claims that the security services in the country did not pick intelligence early to prevent the Homeland Study Foundation from blocking roads in the Volta Region.

He said that the group has been on the radar of the security services for some time now and have been monitoring the group.

“Key actors who have been identified as ultimately responsible for these events are also on the watch list of the security agencies and actually wanted at this point in time. In the coming days the security agencies would I think be publishing some of the photographs and identities of persons who they are on a man for. Residents of these areas are encouraged to remain calm and to go about their daily lives without fear,” he said.

The Member of Parliament for Ofoase Ayeribi also said government has been taking the neccessaary steps to deal with threats of the group.

“Government is taking steps to deal with threats of succession expressed by a group in the Volta region and in particular the events of Friday, September 25 2020. Now in recent months, the activities of this group has gained notoriety even as the government has been responding with appropriate force and the rule of law. The events on Friday morning have been as at now contained by the security agencies. Efforts are also underway to contain our standing threats from this group,” he noted.

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah also called on Ghanaians to join the government’s efforts of holding a One Ghana Agenda.

“We continue to encourage all well-meaning Ghanaians especially traditional religious and political groups to express solidarity with the Republic and join in the efforts of holding the One Nation agenda while condemning these unfortunate developments. Now while the security agencies maintain a presence to avert any further developments, it will also be important to in the coming days provide more education, for example on the false basis for which the persons who are leading these exercises sort to mobilize support.” he added.

He was speaking at a press conference in Accra on Sunday, September 27, 2020.

Source: Ghana Waves

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