February 9, 2021

Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu has urged President Nana Akufo-Addo, the Commander-in- Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces to take immediate steps to demilitarize Ghana and allow the Ghana Police Service to carry out their constitutional duties.

According to him it is the duty of the Ghana Police Service to maintain order and when it becomes necessary they collaborate with the Ghana Armed Forces.

At a press briefing before the commencement of business on the floor of the House on Tuesday, January 9, 2021 he noted that it is very despicable that men in uniform would be reduced to carrying bags of key public officials.

“That is not the Ghana Armed Forces we know, we want him to restore the dignity, honor and respect of the Ghana Armed Forces, they should intervene on matters of maintaining law and order, and we are with the president in maintaining the security of all Ghanaians at all times”.

He further noted that it is becoming a matter of sight nuisance seeing armed-wielding men of the GAF all over guiding Chief Executive Officers.

“Has the Ghana Police Service become weaker?” We are calling for the necessary reforms of the Ghana Police Service to strengthen them to become responsible for the maintenance of law and order”.

In addition, the constitution defines an elaborate role for the military and the police as the military are in charge of Ghana’s territorial integrity, he emphasised.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com