Ghanaians cautioned against traveling to Togo amidst political unrest

Ghanaians cautioned against traveling to Togo amidst political unrest

Ghanaians have been cautioned against travelling to the neighboring country of Togo, on Friday, August 25.

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This warning was sent out by the Deputy Commissioner of Immigration at the Volta Regional department of the Ghana Immigration Service, Mr. Isaac Owusu Mensah.

Ghanaians cautioned against travelling to Togo

Togo unrest (File Photo)

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According to him, the service received intelligence that the current political unrest in the country is likely to escalate, hence the warning to Ghanaians planning to cross the border.

In a report by the Ghana News Agency, Mr. Owusu Mensah disclosed that a section of the opposition have planned to demonstrate in the capital Lome, in honor of the protesters who lost their lives during a clash with police forces last Saturday.

The deputy commissioner noted however, that the Aflao-Lome border will still remain opened, but asked that Ghanaian citizens desist from engaging the political activities happening in the country.

The deputy commissioner's words of caution follow the political unrest happening in Togo, as many citizens and members of the opposition launched massive demonstrations against the long-serving rule of the Gnassingbe family.

Following the death of Eyadema Gnassingbe in 2005, his son Faure Gnassingbe took over the reins of power.

Ghanaians cautioned against travelling to Togo

Aflao Border

This brings to 50 years of rule by the Gnassingbe family after Eyadema held onto power for 38 years.

The protests against the family’s long hold on power sparked protests in the country, which started last weekend. However clashes between protesters and security forces led to the death of 9 persons.

Some leading members of the opposition who led the demonstration were also arrested.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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