- Dominic Nitiwul finally cleared the air on the number of soldiers deployed to the Volta Region
- The defense minister said the Volta and Oti regions are not the only regions where soldiers are deployed
- According to him, the operation ‘Enhanced Calm Life’ was not done to oppress any tribe in the country whatsoever
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The Minister of Defense, Dominic Nitiwul finally cleared the air on the number of soldiers reportedly deployed to the Volta Region.
According to him, the Volta and Oti regions were not the only regions that have soldiers deployed.
Speaking at a press briefing at the Ministry of Information, Nitiwul revealed that all the country's entry points have officers and soldiers deployed to safeguard those areas.
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According to him, the operation ‘Enhanced Calm Life’ was not done to oppress any tribe in the country whatsoever.
“... there’s no agenda against a particular tribe,... the Konkonbas, which is my tribe, have the most soldiers stationed [with them] than any other tribe in Ghana," he said.
The Upper East region has eight officers, 199 soldiers while the Volta Region has three officers, 95 soldiers; and the Oti Region which had two officers, 70 soldiers deployed.
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Meanwhile, former president, Jerry John Rawlings, has condemned the presence of military personnel in the Volta and Oti regions ahead of the voter registration exercise.
The exercise is expected to start on June 30, however, residents in the two regions have expressed concerns about the ubiquitous nature of military operations in most of the border towns.
Former president, John Mahama, has also expressed solidarity with the regions he termed are under “military siege” ahead of the voter’s registration exercise.
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