Gov’t won’t negotiate with secessionist groups- Bawumia

Vice president of Ghana Dr.Mahamadu Bawumia has said that the Government is not ready to negotiate with criminals in the volta who have attacked parts of the region.

Speaking on Accra based Asempa FM also broadcast on Adanse3 fm on Wednesday September 30, 2020 on Ekosiisen, Bawumia, stated that Government has no intention to negotiate with the criminals because according to him their demands does not have a legal basis and that they remain criminals who when arrested must face the full severity of the law.

Dr. Bawumia also announces that the Government will not negotiate with the criminals and all that they need is intelligence to deal with them.

Different secessionist groups who claim to be Western Togolanders, have launched attacked in different parts of the Volta Region in recent times.

In the first attack on Friday, 25 September 2020, they seized two police stations, took the officers hostage and stole weapons from the armouries after blocking entry and exit points in the Volta Region.

Subsequently, they torched two buses at the Ho STC yard on Tuesday, 29 September 2020.

“So, it’s criminal. So, Ghana must come together. We are one country. This is not a political party matter. We are one country. We are different peoples in one country and the land of Ghana is determined’, Bawumia noted.

“There’s no issue about losing one inch of the land of Ghana across, it’s already determined. So, there is a clear situation that we have some criminals are trying to misrepresent history and engage in criminal activity.

“And, so, what you are seeing, the attacks you are seeing are nothing but criminal activity and from that point of view, all of us should be worried and we should do everything and we will do everything that we can from the security perspective”, Dr Bawumia noted.

He added that: “From where I sit, I know that the security agencies are doing a lot. It’s not everything that we can say on air but I am very confident and comfortable with the work and reports that the security agencies are giving. In fact, they foiled things that could have been worse; they are working and we need to support them more”.