Some pictures of what is believed to be a new currency being proposed for the Western Togoland is making round amongst its citizens. The currency which is to be known as Volt was designed with the ‘Bank of Volta’ inscription on it.
The Western Togoland is the dream of some Voltarians championing the independence of the Volta Region.
Below is an excerpt of a recent release from the Association of Volta Youth in the USA on the issue;
“Volta Region was part of the Torgo (now Togo) land that was pronounced a sovereign State in 1884 by League of Nations. It became German Colony and enjoyed German suzerainty until 1914 when the allied forces of Britain and France divide the Torgo land and shared it among themselves as war booty after defeating German in the First World War.
Volta Region became part of The Western Togo that went to Britain. League of Nations again in 1922 declare Western Togo as class B mandated territory and ask Britain to take care of the land under Rule of Law until they are ready for independence. United Nations (UN) was formed to replace the League of Nations and in 1946, UN adopted the 1922 resolution of League of Nations, Changed the mandatory status to trust territory and placed the land under the international trusteeship council and then laid an embargo on the natural resources in the Volta Region and the rest of Western Togo until self-determination goal is reached.
The Ewes are the true and only custodians of the Volta Region. The Region was not part of the Gold Coast that metamorphosed to Ghana. Volta Region did not sign the bond of 1844 that brought some tribes like Gas and the Fantis under British land (Gold Coast). Britain fought the Ewes but lost bitterly so they could not bring the Volta land into the Gold Coast as they did to the Ashantis. Volta Region together with The Western Togo was forced against their will by the collaborators such as Ghana, Britain (the betrayer) and UN to undertake illegitimate plebiscite (Referendum) in 1956 in order to form a Union government with Ghana, a Union that has not been established up to date.
Through compassionate and humanitarian grounds, the Ewes have allowed foreigners of different ethnic background who were war captive and failed to escape after the defeat, some of whom sees themselves as Ashante descendants, as settlers to settle in the land. Worawora who occupies the Buem (Jasikan) land is example when they were defeated and were running away from “Adubufuor” war from the Akposor the Ewe settlers from Early Torgo.”