Western Togoland State: Police arrest 10 members of the separatist movement

Western Togoland State: Police arrest 10 members of the separatist movement

- Separatist group Homeland Study Group Foundation (HSGF), has warned the Ghanaian authorities against harming any of their citizens

- According to the group, they have only retrieved lands stolen from their ancestors and done nothing wrong

- Meanwhile, government has arrested 10 members of the group

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Ten members of the separatist movement, Homeland Study Group Foundation have been picked up by the Volta Regional Security Council on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.

The group is behind the declaration of some parts of Ghana as independent ‘Western Togoland State’.

Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Letsa told the media that security officials are taking steps to arrest all persons involved.

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On Saturday, November 16, leader of the group, 80-year-old Charles Komi Kudzordzi, popularly known as Papavi Hobedetor, publicly declared ‘Western Togoland State’ independent.

He stated that government has neglected the region, hence the decision to go independent and separate the area from Ghana.

Meanwhile, government through a statement from the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has asked Ghanaians to ignore the group’s declaration, saying they will deal with the group.

The Government of Ghana takes note of the activities of a group known as the Homeland Study Foundation, purporting to declare secession from Ghana.”

“Ghana remains a sovereign state which has not ceded any part of its territory to any person or group of persons,” the statement issued by the minister stated.

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This is not the first time members of the separatist movement have been arrested by state security.

In May 2019, 81 members of the group were arrested for assembling for a protest when their leaders were invited by the police.

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The group first made calls for the secession of the Volta Region through to parts of the Upper East region.

The group claims that the area was an independent State before being made to join Ghana in the 1956 plebiscite.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that some members of the NDC have embarked on a nationwide weeding exercise on Saturday, November 16, 2019.

The exercise also took place in the far Northern and Bono Regions.

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