CONCERNED CITIZENS OF VOLTA REGION,(COCI-VOLT)
ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN TOGOLAND YOUTHS-(ASWETOY)
To the attention of
All media houses
The Flagstaff House
National House of Chiefs
Regional House of Chiefs
The committee for the division of Regions
An open letter to Justice Brobbey, Chairman of the committee in charge of creation of new region .
I write to congratulate you for your new assigned job as the chairman of the committee in charge of creating new regions out of the already existing regions.
Mr. chairman in as much as your task is clearly spelt out, I wish to draw your attention to some very critical issues which must never elude you as you carry out your assigned duties.
Mr chairman, legally and technically the Volta region from which you wish to create Oti out of I is not a Ghanaian territory! It is a Mandated/Trusteeship Territory which form part of the British Togoland formerly a German colony.
This land voted to be in a kind of Union with Gold Coast now the republic of Ghana in 1956.
This union didn’t state that the two lands are to merge and become one state.
I referred you to go through the League of Nations/UN documents on this issues am drawing your attention to.
You and your committee must not be swindled by the few ignorant ones at that part of the land following and granting their wish will mean breaching an international law which will have a dare consequences!
The people there who speak that kind of Twi must not be seen and regarded as Akan citizenry of Ghana.
The constitution of Ghana limit you to the geography of Ghana and not the other State which is in an unestablished Union with Ghana.
Mr. Chairman a simple question is, does union mean redrawing and renaming of the other partners Territories?
This is an illegality perpetuated by Ghana on the British Togoland making it part of Ghana , the fact that this does not face any radical opposition doesn’t mean we the owners of the land are in quagmire ignorance or are in agreement but for peace to gain a breading ground and for authorities of Ghana to rethink and act accordingly.
But, its now very clear that the State of Ghana and its leadership forget about the International legality pertaining to Aggression.
I urge you to be very mindful of the outcome of your decision on this new region out from Volta!
You don’t grant every wish of peoples without looking at the general outcome or effects
If some chiefs and occupants of that part of the land call for a new region, why deal with them only without the rest of the region who are in the majority?
An injury to a part of a body is an injury to the entire body
Mr. Chairman, you are free to divide all Ghana lands into several regions BUT the Trans-Volta Togoland for that matter the Volta Region is not a Ghanaian Territory, So for the maintenance Ghana Government’s international prestiges and national peace it will be safe to refrain from Governmental naivety.
Anyone who makes a further attempt to divide the Trans – Volta- Togoland, for that matter the Volta region must be embarrassing the government of Ghana before the United Nations to where it will be dragged.
Well to suspect is no crime
May you kindly allow me to educate if not to inform you that if the creation of the new region is on ethnicities basis please get it clear that the populace of the area are neither Akans nor any other Ghanaian ethnic entity, the Twi that they speak is not real because they have their own various languages. Such as Akporsor,Leleme-Buem,Nkonya,Adele,Santrokofi,Ntrobo,Anyanga,Tsyokosi and others, it will therefore be naive and to consider them as Akan people.
All Ghana has done over the years was in a serious breach of that unionship! It looked like the Trans Volta Togoland has been sold to Ghana through the plebiscite! And if it was so then we the current generations should be served a copy of the sales agreement to educate ourselves