Dr Letsa gave this assurance as he addressed the press in Ho, the Volta Regional capital, as he reacted to comments made by the Volta Region chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Henry Ametefe.
Ametefe accused President Nana Akufo-Addo, his family and the New Patriotic Party government of declaring war on Voltarians.
“There are emerging developments in the region that threaten our stability as a people,” Ametefe is reported to have said in an address from the NDC headquarters in the Volta Region.
“My eyes are very, very red against the performance of Nana Addo,” Ametefe said.
He then told Voltarians, including chiefs and queenmothers, to take note that the Volta Region is at war with the NPP.
“We are at peace”
In a sharp rebuttal to the NDC Volta Region chairman’s suggestions, Dr Letsa said: “The claim by Ametefe, that there is a declaration of war against the people of Volta Region, must be treated with the contempt that it deserves.
“We want to assure the people of the region that we are at peace. We have citizens of the Volta Region working in all parts of the country, all tertiary institutions. You find our people there, all state institutions, you find our people there – so we are very much part and parcel of the Republic of Ghana. So, for anyone to make such divisive and ethnocentric comments is rather unfortunate,” Dr Letsa said.
“I assure the chiefs and people of the region that your security is assured,” the Regional Minister added.