The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has described as routine exercise, the deployment of personnel along communities on the boundaries between the country and neighbouring Togo.
According to a source close to the GAF, the recent movement of troops and equipment to areas on the borders has been ongoing over the years.
“This is not the first time we are doing this so people should stop reading politics into it,” the source told Angel News.
The opposition National Democratic Congress has questioned the timing of the exercise as it coincides with the upcoming compilation of the new voter’s roll by the Electoral Commission which takes off on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
But former Presidents Jerry Rawlings and John Mahama in separate statements say the decision to position troops in the border communities, especially those in the Volta and Oti Regions, is generating anxiety and animosity among the citizenry.
However, the army hierarchy has denied any such intended purpose.
Meanwhile, Angel News has learnt the government will by close of day issue an official statement to clarify the issuse.