Central Regional Minister, Kwamena Duncan has called on the Government of Ghana to use a balanced approach in resolving the Western Togoland issue.
A secessionist group recently attacked some Police stations and blocked principal roads in the Volta Region in protest against the government.
The group demands to be an independent country, arguing there was an agreement between their forefathers and the government that, after 50 years, they could become autonomous.
The separatists also carried out an arson attack at the State Transport Corporation (STC) in Ho, Volta Region, burning vehicles belonging to the State-owned company.
The group say they want to become a country called ''Western Togoland''.
Their attacks have raised serious concerns with some people calling for a counter force from the government to restore calm in the Region.
But the Central Regional Minister is of a different opinion about how the government should conduct herself regarding this issue.
Although he condemns the secessionists in no uncertain terms, he however thinks using a counter force isn't the best solution.
He argued that the group members are Ghanaian citizens and deserve equal treatment as citizens; hence pleading with the government not to take any decision that will encroach upon the fundamental rights of the group.
"The State must have a very balanced solution to this matter. That yes, it is provocative that the State of Ghana cannot sit and watch aloof for some people or group to dare us but they're not just any persons or group from somewhere. They are Ghanaian citizens, so the State must act in a manner that will still ensure that their fundamental human rights are also respected . . . The State will by all means deal with this but the State, in dealing with this, must also bear in mind they need not to trample on their rights as citizens," he told host Kwami Sefa Kayi on Peace FM's 'Kokrokoo'.
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