Minister of Defence, Dominic Nitiwul, has said that officers take nice pleasure of their uniforms and that members of the neighborhood they serve ought to respect that uniform.
His remarks come within the wake of army excesses in Ashaiman early Tuesday, following the alleged killing of a younger soldier, Imoru Sheriff, by a mob at Ashaiman Taifa final Saturday.
Some troopers are accused of utilizing helicopters to fly over the Ashaiman neighbourhood and unleashing mayhem on a few of the locals.
The Defence Minister said throughout a joint press convention with Parliament’s Defence and Inside Committee members that incidents like this one happen because the nation shapes up.
“We’re shaping up a rustic and we’re going to have a few of these regrettable incidents. I’ll nonetheless attraction to the folks of Ghana to be very respectful of individuals in uniform. It would assist all of us,” he intimated.
Kennedy Agyapong, Chairman of the Committee, had beforehand said that committee members, the Defence Ministry, and the Army Excessive Command had agreed to go to Ashaiman to determine the true details of the incident.
The minister stated, “I cannot say something till the committee has gone on Thursday to go to the place and verify for ourselves the details.”
Mr. Nitiwul defined that one of many causes they weren’t going there instantly was as a result of the investigation was nonetheless ongoing, and they didn’t wish to jeopardise it.
“That’s the reason now we have requested our colleagues to tone down on statements in order that we are able to all work collectively to make sure that this tough scenario is introduced below management,” he added.
On behalf of his members, the committee’s chairman expressed condolences to the bereaved household and people who have been innocently affected by the army’s beatings.
A number of the folks have been caught up within the frenzy, in accordance with Mr. Agyapong, who said, “I heard a few of them have been of their numerous properties and have been introduced out to be caned.”
“All of us should admit as human beings that there have been excesses and subsequently we sympathise with the folks of Ashaiman and the Ghana Armed Forces for our younger males taking the legislation into their arms to kill the younger soldier.
“A scenario like this, all we are able to say is that we’d like peace. We as members of the committee can’t inflame ardour by going there to make feedback that can annoy a faction,” Mr. Agyapong, who can be the NPP MP for Assin Central, posited.
He continued, “Our mission is to ensure there may be peace on this nation. The unlucky incident that occurred, now we have all condemned it and the Minister has apologised on behalf of the army.”
“They admit that there have been excesses. We’re not going to make an announcement on the ground of the Home till we go to the scene and go to the affected victims, and hearken to their aspect of the story,” he concluded.
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