The Akufo-Addo government has been romancing some Ghanaians domiciled in neighboring Togo with promises, including a pledge to specially set up registration center within Togo to register them for the 2020 election.
WhatsUp News sources report that the government has also promised to supply fishermen in the Ghanaian fishing community in Katanga, a slum in Togo, with outboard motors.
Impeccable sources report that the promises were made during the recent supply of relief items to victims of a fire in Katanga by the very NPP Government, which had in the past labeled even Voltarians as Togolese foreigners.
According to the source, while sharing the relief items, recipients were constantly reminded that the supplies were being given them on behalf of President Akufo-Addo and that it is out of the goodness of the President’s heart that they had been remembered.
Recipients also kept being bombarded with guilt-innuendos to the effect that even though Volta Region is the stronghold of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), the NPP government of Akufo-Addo has come to their aid in their time of need and therefore they must show appreciation during election time.
It would be recalled that just a little over a week ago, fire had gutted parts of Katanga in Togo, a slum community of Ghanaian fishers in that neighboring country.
In what was supposed to be a response to the tragedy by the Government of Ghana, bags of maize, rice and other supplies, including mattresses and shower pills had been organized by the Government.
Because the response had been done almost secretly, the opposition NDC had raised questions about the motives behind the response. Our sources report that the relief items were targeted at victims of the Katanga fire alright, but that the distribution process had been done with subtle campaigns for the Government.
WhatsUp News has also heard that only 80 people had been affected by the fire but the Government had distributed relief items to over 200 people. Every beneficiary was told to vote for President Akufo-Addo as he or she received his item.
Because the extra numbers had not been planned, the six tracks of students mattresses did not go round everybody, prompting the government people who had gone to deliver the items to return to Ghana to mobilize fresh supplies.
The people in Katanga have also been promised that they will be specially registered under ROPAL, for the 2020 election.
Meanwhile, the people there are said to be also very angry with the opposition NDC for insinuating that the relief items supplied to them by government were meant for some political shenanigans.