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Gabby Mocks Mahama With ‘Youth In Grass Cutting And Women In Stone Picking’ As 2020 Presidential Policies

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Gabby Otchere-Darko, a staunch member of the New Patriotic Party alleges that, President Mahama would be introducing youth in grass cutting and women in stone picking as part of his presidential policies if re-elected back into power.

The outspoken NPP member said, these among other policies were some of the initiatives the former president had wanted to introduce before losing power to the incumbent government in the 2016 elections.

Mr. Otchere-Darko was reacting to an alleged video of which former Minister of State in-charge of Public Private Partnership in Mahama’s administration,, Raship Pelpuo was heard saying that unemployed nurses and teachers could resort to picking and selling of stones as a form of employment.

He said, it was evident that those would be some of the National Democratic Congress’s(NDC) flagbearer’s 2020 presidential policies should he be re-elected as the president.

“A little peak inside the 2020 NDC manifesto and some of the mistakes that JM has learnt and wishes to correct if elected, like implementing policies his Govt suggested but never had the chance to implement. Some of these policies Ghanaians should look forward to include: Youth in Grass Cutting; Women in Stone Picking. Three trips of stones a day from the bush solve all your unemployment problems,” he mockingly stated.
He reveled that, going back for the former president was synonymous to going for problems.

Source: GHANAFEED.COM

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One Dead, 25 Persons Arrested After Security Personnel Launched A Counter Attack On Western Togoland Secessionists

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One person has reportedly died, while another 25 persons have been picked by security operatives after a joint military and police team launched a counter-attack on Western Togoland secessionists who had mounted a roadblock and attacked two police stations.

CitiFmOnline reports that there is heavy military presence in the Area following the attack and counter-attack.

Members of the secessionist group in the early hours of Friday, September 25, 2020, blocked major entries into the Volta Region.

Most passengers travelling to areas in the Volta Region including Tefle, Tsopoli and Juapong were left stranded as a result of the development.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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Western Togoland Riot Could Have Been Worse But For Security Intelligence – Minister

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The Volta Regional Minister, Dr Archibald Letsa has noted that this dawn’s riot by secessionist group, Western Togoland could have been much worse if security forces had not acted swiftly.

According to him, the security authorities picked intelligence on the impending widespread attack in the Volta region and acted swiftly to suppress it.

“What we witnessed this dawn could have been worse. We picked intelligence and made sure their initial plan of widespread attack in the whole Volta region was curtailed.”

The secessionists burnt tyres and blocked roads

“The people who did this do not come from the areas that were attacked . Many of these Guys were transported to the area,” he said on TV3’s New Day programme.

Source: GhanaFeed.com

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You Ignored Warnings Over The Western Togoland Issue, Resign Now – Adib Saani To Kan-Dapaah

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Security Analyst and Executive Director of Jatikay Centre for Human Security and Peace Building, Adib Saani has called for the resignation of Minister of National Security, Albert Kan Dapaah after repeated lawlessness by secessionist group, Western Togoland.

According to him, at the peak of the Western Togoland brouhaha, security experts warned government to deal with this issue at once and for all, however, little to nothing was done.

Mr Saani in a statement said, “When this Togoland issue started, some of us within the security space did not spare any moment or mince words, raising serious concerns about their activities and the existential threat they posed to the security of Ghana.

“Unfortunately, over the past few years, they have become more audacious and brazen and we can only expect more. They are able to make strong political statements and control the narrative. They seem to be succeeding in bullying government into submission. They have succeeded in disrupting lives and holding the nation hostage.

“Soon, we might go beyond condemning their actions to asking them what their demands are. With a heavy heart, I predict they might start targeting critical infrastructure. They have the capacity and geographical advantage (forest cover and international border) to engage in an asymmetrical warfare that could be hard to win.

“We ignored the early warning signs and thought this was all a joke. We arrest and release, re-arrest and release again. Despite the presence of intelligence officers, they have largely failed to gather actionable intel in real-time.

“Going forward, the over 100 kilometre Accra – Atimpoku – Juapong stretch is very crucial and needs permanent detachment stationed within that enclave. The Adome Bridge and the dam are high-value targets that we cannot trade-off. Let us invest in human security because largely, these secessionists have some level of Community support.

“Let us collaborate more effectively with Togolese authorities so the group does not engage in cross border activities and the trafficking of weapons to oil their seeming war machine.

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