The Strategic Thinkers Network-Africa, STRANEK-Africa has appealed to the government of Ghana to extend heavy security presence at all of Ghana’s borders.
The concerns of the policy think-tank follows the deployment of military personnel at the Ghana-Togo border and other parts of the country to enforce the closure of Ghana’s borders.
Although STRANEK has commended the government for the move, it says the Ghana and Ivory Coast border, as well as the Ghana and Burkina Faso border, among others should have similar measures put in place to curb infiltration of foreigners in the upcoming exercise.
“Based on the steps taken by government by placing heavy security presence at Ketu South, we suggest that heavy security deployment should also be at the Ghana and Cote D’ivoire border, the Ghana and Burkina Faso border among other borders surrounding the Republic of Ghana.”
Meanwhile, the Minority in Parliament, together with residents in the Ketu South Municipality of the Volta region, had expressed worry over the purported plan to prevent some eligible Ghanaians from taking part in the voter registration process, a situation they say is causing fear among people in the area.
Member of Parliament for Adansi-Asokwa, Kobina Tahir Hammond has indicated that the rationale behind the development is to ensure sanity in the forthcoming exercise which commences on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
“In the previous years, citizens of Togo moved to Ketu South and registered to vote in Ghana’s elections and so by the presence of the military, there will be sanity.” he said.
Story by: Eli Djomekou | universnewsroom.com