President of the National House of Chiefs, Togbe Afede XIV, says the Ho-based Homeland Study Group Foundation agitating for the carving of the so called Western Togoland out of Ghana pose no threat to the unity of the country.
Togbui Afede XIV, who is also the Agbogbomefia of the Asogli State and President of Asogli Traditional Area in the Volta Region, is therefore calling on the public to ignore them.
Earlier this month, three elderly men, 90-yr old founder of the group, Charles Kormi Kudjordji, popularly known as Papa Hogbedetor, ,57-year-old Martin Asiama Agbenu, and Divine Odonkor, 65 were picked up by the Police for their clandestine activities including what they described as brainwashing and distribution of T-Shirts to incite a section of the public.
The police which had been monitoring them for a while picked them on Ghana’s Independence Day at Tokokoe, near Ho, selling “T” shirts with the inscription, “ 9th May 2017 is our day-Western Togoland.”
The “T” shirt has a map of Ghana with a portion named “State of Western Togoland” with what appears to be a flag with colours of green, red, yellow and blue.
The Homeland Study group Foundation has in the last one year been campaigning for the separation of the Volta region and parts of Northern and Upper East region, to form the Western Togoland state, which they claim existed before Ghana’s independence in 1957.
But commenting on the development, the Paramount Chief of the Asogli Sate, said the group is worthless because residents of the Volta region want to remain Ghanaians.
“I don’t think they pose any threat to the unity of our country. Indeed I believe they were lucky to have been arrested because that appears to have given them a platform for Ghanaians to hear about them.
“Left to me, I think they should have been ignored as they have been over the years. I want to assure that the Volta region will forever remain a part of one indivisible Ghana,” he said.