Military, Police Must Co-Exist for the Good of the Nation – Amanfro MP
Member of Parliament (MP) for Bortianor Ngleshie Amanfro constituency, Mr. Habib Saad has called on the Military and Police to foster harmony and peaceful co-existence for the greater good of the country.
He noted that the people of Ghana have entrusted their security into the hands of these agencies and must do well to not fail them.
In an exclusive interview with THE PUBLISHER, the MP expressed worry at the recent clashes between the two agencies, describing it as very unfortunate and disturbing.
He called for restraint on both sides and the leadership of the two institutions to bring their men to order, adding that the unity of the two is very crucial to the very existence of Ghana.
Hon. Saad stated that the pockets of these incidents if not checked could degenerate to much serious clashes which could end up in worse case scenarios.
He therefore called on the various sector ministries to ‘take the bull by the horn’ and address the issues.
He further urged the two Ministers of the house to address parliament on its process of handling the situation.
Clash Between The Military And Police
It was widely reported in the media that armed military personnel had attacked the police at various duty points in the Tamale metropolis on Wednesday May 16, 2018.
The armed soldiers who were on board three branded military vehicles, according to eyewitnesses, first stormed the Northern Regional Police Headquarters and the Tamale Metro Police Command, both situated on the same compound, and fired warning shots prompting the police to return fire.
The soldiers were alleged to have attacked the Northern Regional Police Commander’s bungalow and assaulted the policeman on duty, seizing the rifle of one of the police personnel.
Similar incident occurred at the main branch of the Tamale ADB Bank where a policeman on duty was beaten to pulp, which resulted in him being rushed to the hospital after sustaining head injuries.
The incident resulted in about eight (8) police officers sustaining various degrees of injuries in the separate attacks.
Meanwhile, the MP also revealed that he has put in place a lot of proactive measures in his constituency ahead of the rains.
These include; constructing drainage, giving the roads in the constituency major facelift and educating the citizenry in his jurisdiction about the coming rains and things to do to avoid flooding and disasters.
By: Frederick E. Aggrey