OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT OF GHANA
Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo Addo, President of the 4th Republic of Ghana, I salute you with the heart of love and the hope of peace and tranquility for the people of the two unionized states of which you are the President.
My Organization is carefully following the trend of affairs in Ghana and I wish to draw your attention to the Press Release by the Concerned Citizens of Volta Region on the Oil Exploration in the Keta Basin.
The contents of the Press Release clearly spell out salient points for contemplation for which I should personally suggest to you to take into consideration.
Mr. President, I should be honest to alert you that any deal with anybody to exploit any of Western Togoland’s mineral resources in the absence of a negotiation with a constitutionally elected government of the People’s of Western Togoland is a violation of human rights, a disrespect for the UN in which Ghana and Western Togoland are together a member by the virtue of their informal union after the British Togoland Plebiscite of 1956.
Nana President, it is very important for me to bring it to your notice that a bold step to carve a noble name for yourself and live eternally in the hearts of Ghanaians and Western Togolanders as well as all peace-loving people the world over is to suspend all attempts at the exploitation and make a serious move to formalize the union between Western Togoland and Ghana which alone will pave the way for Ghana to genuinely have access to the said resources, through an appropriate negotiation with a competent authority as indicated in Article 8 of the U.N. Trusteeship Agreement the mandate of which specifically covers now and any future time.
Mr. President, I believe you are abreast with the current situation in the Southern Cameroon which could serve as a pointer to the direction in which your government is leading the people who, in our opinion should rather be the best of neighbours in the subregion. This in itself is a ploy to commit a crime against humanity which you and I must prevent.
Nana Sir, my Organization is facilitating a process whereby our two States can rather live together in a union that will have a positive ripple effect on West Africa, Africa and the world at large. It is, my therefore of the hope that you, Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo Addo, would take advantage of this process to leave a wondrous mark of peace and a livid goodwill in the landscape of world history for all time.
I hope you will have nothing to lose if you take this bold step as fast as possible. We are eager to see the bright and laughing future of Ghana and Western Togoland as an effect of resolute statesmanship.
Thank you, and God bless you.