MP for North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has called on President Akufo-Addo to address the recent attacks in parts of the Volta by secessionist groups.
The MP says the issue is a national problem that requires the President’s urgent attention in order to prevent further degeneration.
“We continue to appeal to the President of the Republic as the Commander-in-Chief and the Chairman of the National Security Council that he needs to speak on these matters.
“He needs to realise that, look it is the Republic which is under threat and if you look at what is happening now in Cameroon, what happened in Algeria, how Boko Haram started and all of that, these are threats that you don’t take likely,” he said.
He was speaking on the Super Morning Show where he raised concerns over the alarming nature of the activities of the secessionist group known as the Western Togoland Restoration Front (WTRF).
According to the MP, the recent attacks have left residents of the affected areas and members of his constituency living in great fear, causing his constituents especially to live in apprehension; uncertain where and when the next attack will be launched.
His remarks come after a suspected separatist group launched an attack on the Ho branch of the State Transport Corporation on Monday.
The Ho STC attack also follows an earlier attack on 2 Police stations in Mepe and Aveyime in which one officer was injured as a result.
Although WTRF has publicly denied being behind the Ho STC attack, the MP says the issue must be addressed immediately to prevent matters from escalating.
He further expressed worry over the response of the nation’s security since the inception of the group.
He said the recent attack reveals challenges in the response of the National Security apparatus.
“Right from 2/3 years ago, when this group emerged and started hoisting flags and claiming to be delimiting parts of the Volta Region and parts of Ghana for that matter, we expected that there will be some ruthlessness to end this.
“If you have this group now having been radicalised; they’ve now trained people and clearly you have very very sophisticated, well-skilled persons who have military training involved in this, this is a time that we expect intelligence to be high.
“But with all the redeployment of soldiers into the region, yet this group is so emboldened to do what they are doing. This tells you that the national security response has to change,” he said.