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24.05.2007 General News

Soldiers warned against P/NDC tactics

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The Minister of Defence, Dr. Kwame Addo-Kufuor, has said government was disappointed by recent assaults on civilians by soldiers.

He said no one in Ghana, including soldiers, would be allowed to behave as if there were no laws in the country.

Dr Addo-Kufuor was addressing officers, men and civilian employees of
the 66 Artillery Regiment in Ho.

He said soldiers should allow only institutions charged with resolving
inter-personal conflicts, such as the Police to handle their conflicts with civilians and not resort to bullying them as happened in the past.

Dr Addo-Kufuor said the high international standing of the Ghana Armed Forces should not be allowed to be flawed at home by miscreants within the military.

The Minister, who was in Ho as part of his tour of military
establishments in the country, commended the 66th Artillery Regiment for partnering the police and other security agencies to keep peace and order in the Volta region.

He announced that the Garrison was being provided with two of the 18
four-storey blocks, each to house 16 families, being undertaken throughout military establishments in the country with a 20 million US dollar grant.

Source: GNA

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