The Western Togoland Governing Council and Defense Council have announced the establishment of a special task force to complete three critical tasks.
In a statement, the Council stated that the task force, which was established on January 18, 2024, will conduct an anti-voting campaign in all territories within Western Togoland’s borders, investigate and document individuals who aid or collaborate with the Ghanaian government in the unlawful arrest and detention of Western Togoland activists, and monitor and record comments in support of the Ghanaian government’s actions.
The council’s leadership has asked the people to avoid voting-related gatherings in Western Togoland.
The move comes after the UN Human Rights Council’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention decided against Ghana and ordered the release of Western Togoland activists, but the Ghanaian government refused to comply.
The task force’s initiatives are in reaction to what the council sees as human rights breaches and a futureless union with Ghana.
Traditional rulers were also warned to be cautious in their interactions with the Western Togoland cause and to avoid supporting politicians who abuse human rights.