The Aflao Traditional Council has in a statement appealed to President Akufo Addo to call military men who have been deployed to the Volta region to order.
According to the council, the military, since their deployment have been brutalizing innocent citizens and embarking on house to house searches.
This act, according to the statement, is causing fear and panic amongst inhabitants
“The presence of the troops started causing fear and panic amongst the inhabitants when they embarked on house to house searches and brutalizing of motor bikers within the towns. Additionally, the constant harassment of citizens occupying the borderlands are having detrimental effect on agricultural and other produce being brought to the markets,” the statement signed by the council’s president, Torgbui Amenya Fiti V read.
It further asked for the removal of obstacles placed at various points in the town, indicating they’re peace loving citizens and believe in Ghana’s “Freedom and Justice” for all.”
“…the Government of Ghana cannot allow its troops to brutalize its own citizens without recourse to justice whilst hypocritically lamenting George Floyds’ passing at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis (USA). We are peace loving and believe in Ghana’s “Freedom and Justice” for all,” the statement said.
“Because we are peace loving does not make us cowards; when the fire is lit, there will be no turning back and the said fire will consume everything in its path,” the council warned.