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Military brutality at Garu, Tempane: Parliament summons National Security Minister

The Second Deputy Speaker, Andrew Asiamah Amoako, issued the directive, and the minister is expected to appear before the House on November 9, 2023. The speaker’s directive follows a statement by MP for Garu, Albert Akuka Alalzuuga, who requested a probe into the incident. However, the Second Deputy Speaker, who is also MP for Fomena, said the parliamentary probe should be deferred until the minister has briefed the House.

Alalzuuga called for an immediate government intervention and Parliament to open a probe into the matter. He called on authorities to investigate the matter thoroughly and hold those responsible accountable. The residents of Garu and Tempane deserve safety and protection, and this action by military officers must be condemned in the strongest terms.

Efforts to get answers regarding the number of residents arrested by the military during the incident have yielded no results. Alalzuuga emphasized the need for cordiality and cooperation from the people to keep the country safe.

Members from both sides of the House unanimously condemned the action of the soldiers and called for calm in the area as parliament takes steps to clarify the matter. They argued that soldiers were becoming notorious for visiting violence on citizens and must be tactful in executing their intelligence to avoid excesses in their operations.

Source: Ghanaian Times

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