The Member of Parliament (MP) for Garu constituency, Hon Albert Akuka Alalzuuga has called on the government to intervene in addressing the issue of military brutalities in his Constituency.
He said, the military last Sunday dawn visited his constituency, Garu and beat up men and further took away monies and some properties including some men who were taken away from the constituency to Accra without any proper information on them.
Mr Akuka further called on Parliament to condemn the activities of the military and sanction those who were involved in such brutalities.
He further called on Parliament to set up a committee to probe the matter.
Mr Albert Akuka made these calls in a statement he made on the floor Parliament on Wednesday November 1, 2023.
Contribution by some other MPs
Hon Member of Parliament for Bawku central, Mahama Ayariga narrated his personal engagement with the national security minister Mr Kan Dapaah when he some constituents called on him at about 2:00 am to report about the military evasion at the constituency
He said, the military men who went to Bawku were not in uniform and also not in military vehicles.
Mr Ayariga said, there was no way the youth I’m the constituency would be fighting the military officers dressed in their uniforms and vehicles.
Member of Parliament for Pussiga, Hajia Laadi Ayi Ayamba in her contribution, displayed several pictures to demonstrate how the military beat the constituents with several marks of bruises all over their bodies.
She added that, the unprofessional conduct of the military brutality is becoming one, too many and must be condemned.
The Ranking Member on Defence and Interior Committee who doubles as MP for Builsa North, James Agalga also condemned the action of the military against the citizenry
He said, the military must respect the laws of Ghana and stop brutalizing citizens wrongfully.
He sighted the military brutality which happened at Ashiaman as an example where after the committee’s probe, it was clear that, the people who were brutalized by the military were not part of those who killed the young military officer.
The Deputy Majority leader and MP for Efutu Alexander Afenyo Markin said, Ghanaians should not encourage excesses by our security and there should be no excuse no matter the provocation for any form of brutality.
Mr Afenyo-markin added that, a country that has chosen democracy must always follow the rules by respecting the right of citizens.
The Second Deputy speaker who was in the affairs of the House, Andrew Amoako-Asiamah has invited the minister for national security to appear before Parliament on Thursday 9 November, 2023 to brief the House on the incident.