May 23, 2018

Minority Leader and Member of Parliament for Tamale South, has said the Police and Military should not be seen to be undermining the country’s peace and security, rather should be seen maintaining peace and security.

He made this remarks on the floor of Parliament when both Ministers of Interior and Defense came to the floor, on earlier directives given by the Speaker for Parliament to brief the House on the clash between the Military and Police on the 16th of May 2018.

Mr. Haruna Iddrisu, commended both Ministers for coming to the floor with their service commanders and would take the Ministers assurance that calm has returned to Tamale after the clash.

Mr. Speaker you are helping Parliament perform its representative role as an organ of government, even more importantly to let service commanders and their men know there are regulations in Ghana and they must continuously work for the peace and security of the country, he said.

He further added that it is not enough for the Minister to express regret, but we need permanent assurance of the police and military that such things that would undermine the peace and security of the area would not occur again, adding Parliament would monitor the work of the committee put in place.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/