GIS cautions Ghanaians against travelling to Togo on Friday

The Ghana Immigration Service has picked intelligence that civilians and opposition political parties in that country were planning a political protest in the national capital-Lome on Friday.

According to the Commissioner, Mr Isaac Owusu Mensah, his outfit had picked intelligence that civilians and opposition political parties in that country were planning a political protest in the national capital-Lome on Friday.

He has, therefore, asked Ghanaians wishing to travel to Togo on that day to be “careful”, the Ghana News Agency reports.

He added that the Aflao-Lome Border would remain opened but warned travellers not to get involved in any political activity in Togo.

A protest in the country last Saturday left seven people dead and about 27 arrested.

The protest was to challenge the presidency of Faure Gnassingbe.

The Gnassingbe family has been ruling Togo since 1967 after a coup by Eyadéma.

Faure who is also the new chairperson of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), has won three presidential elections.

But many argue that he won those elections under controversial circumstances.

Residents of Togo are now demanding that the Constitution be amended to prevent his family’s continued stay in power.

They are likely to stage another protest on Friday to press home their demands.

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