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Western Togoland issue is a worry to government, says chieftaincy minister

Stephen Asamoah Boateng (Asabee)

Stephen Asamoah Boateng

The Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs Minister, Stephen Asamoah Boateng has said activities of the separatist group in the Volta Region, Homeland Study Group Foundation, popularly known as Western Togoland is a worrying one.

Speaking at the Volta Regional House of Chiefs on Friday (19 April 2024) Asamoah Boateng said, “In the Volta Region, the issue of Western Togoland restoration front and the Homeland Study Group Foundation sometimes give us a worry or mostly.”

The minister said, he understands the group’s agitations and the government has had a thorough discussion on the matter, however, there is a need for collaboration on settling the case.

“I understand the foundation of all these agitations and we’ve had intensive discussion in government but we call for collaboration and discussion and I leave that to the traditional authorities [in the region].”

The minister appealed to the chiefs in the Volta Region to support the government in settling the case.

“My appeal to Togbewo (the chiefs) is to find a way that we can bring finality to these agitations of breakaway” he said.

Some chiefs in the house pledged to support in settling the case to ensure peace at the end.

Reporting by Albert Kuzor in the Volta Region

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