Volta Region Lives Matter Too

Volta Region Lives Matter Too Volta Region Lives Matter Too

When in 1992, we voted in a referendum to usher in the fourth republican dispensation, by that gesture, we accepted democracy as a system of government that assures effective representation.

Article 6 of the 1992 Constitution describes the framework by which one becomes a citizen of Ghana.

Clause 1 states that ""Every person who, on the coming into force of this Constitution, is a citizen of Ghana by law shall continue to be a citizen of Ghana".

Clause (2) also states that "Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, a person born in or outside Ghana after the coming into force of this Constitution, shall become a citizen of Ghana at the date of his birth if either of his parents or grandparents is or was a citizen of Ghana".

This newspaper is worried with recent action and comments by elements of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), who hold the view that indigenes of the Volta Region, are not Ghanaians.

The only time the issue of who is a citizen of Ghana and who is not, only arises when Ghana is preparing for an election.

In the Ghana today, party politics is assuming a dimension that is threatening to destroy democracy itself, not just a particular group of people.

The government in a desperate move to disenfranchise the people of the Volta region, deployed military personnel to Ketu South, ostensibly to prevent Ghanaians of 18 years and above and of sound mind from registering in the Voters' ID card registration exercise, which commenced yesterday June 30.

KT Hammond, who could not keep the lid on the real intention of the government, spilled the bean about the reason why the military personnel were there.

Election, is not a do or die affair, but the NPP, always believe and promote the maxim; the end justify the means.

By this behaviour, it is becoming obvious that they don't care whether or not the country 'perishes from the earth' so long as their selfish proclivities are assured.

The people of the Volta Region are also Ghanaians, and should not be treated as second class citizens, who are only relevant when it comes to election.

A government, which is on it way out office, behaves in ways which defies common logic and understanding. President Akufo-Addo and his hirelings never spare a moment to tell us how lucky we are to have him as president, so why not rely on his achievements.

Source: theheraldghana.com