The Police in Somanya in the Eastern Region have pulled down signposts reportedly erected by Western Togoland activists seeking to secede from Ghana.
The signposts were erected at Akorley, a suburb of Somanya in the Yilo Krobo District of the Eastern Region.
It welcomed travelers to the Western Togoland which the secessionists have argued ought to be an independent territory from Ghana.“Welcome to Western Togoland, Stay Safe,” an inscription on the metallic signposts read and another read “You are leaving Western Togoland”.
The flag of the state which they claim extends beyond the present Volta Region to some areas in the Oti, Savannah and Upper East Regions, is seen flying on the signposts.
The supporters of the secession movement on November 16, 2019, declared independence from Ghana.
“Today the 16th of November 2019, the leader of Western Togoland independence Mr Charles Kormi Kudzodzi has announced the separation of Western Togoland from Ghana. He sighted numerous reasons as the bases for which the union that was not established must not be recognized. More information will soon reach the General public soon,” they wrote on Facebook.
The group has argued that by the dictates of the 1956 plebiscite, the terms were no longer binding on the parties and that even certain portions of present Ghana were not considered during the referendum.