Ghana Armed Forces finally speak on military preventing Ewe registrants

Accusations have been flying around for over a month now about the government employing military personnels to prevent non-akan people from registering for their voters ID cards and the military have responded…

 

The accusations which is mostly factored around people of Ewe decent stems from multiple videos that have been trending on social media showing military personnels allegedly intimidating such people.

 

Such video received much attention online recently that showed people who’re perceived to be from the Volta Region but settled in Banda in the Bono Region allegedly being intimidated by the military.

 

According to the people, they’ve been told to go back to the Volta Region in order to be able to register.

 

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Colonel Eric Aggrey-Quashie, the Director of Public Relations of the Ghana Armed Forces have spoken on the controversy in a statement released on 3rd August 2020.

 

He says the presence of security agencies in Banda is to support the Bono Regional Coordinating Council in ensuring the peaceful registration of voters.

 

Mr Aggrey says the military in Banda are therefore not intimidating nor stopping anybody from being able to register.

 

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