Accra- Ghana (PANA) â" Ghana and Togo on Wednesday- agreed that about a 1,000 Gh anaians, and not 3,500, were sheltering in Togo after fleeing ethnic conflict in Ghana's Northern Region.
The figure was agreed after a closed-door meeting between a Togolese government delegation led by National Security Minister Colonel Mohammed Atcha Titikpina an d Ghana's President John Evans Atta Mills and senior security officials in Accra.
Deputy Minister of Information, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, told reporters after th e meeting that President Mills had approved a plan to repatriate the Ghanaians t o their communities and the government had put in place measures to rehabilitate b uildings which were lost during the conflict.
He said the government had been aware that a communal dispute in the Bunkprugu Y unyoo district last month displaced residents forcing them to flee into northern Togo.
â?The initial figure of 3,500 that has been reported is of concern to us.
We ar e of the view that it is an exaggerated figure,â? Ablakwa said, adding that the two countries agreed on a figure of some 1,000 people.