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Alleged Molestation of Civilians by Soldiers Along Ghana’s Eastern Border

PRESS RELEASE

Issued by the Public Relations Directorate, General Headquarters, Burma Camp, Accra Tel: +233-544338030 Fax:+233-302772241 website-dpr@ghq.mail.gh Release No. 16    2 July 2020 

The attention of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has been drawn to a report alleging that civilians are being molested by soldiers deployed at Aflao and its environs.  We wish to state that, this issue has been investigated, and no soldier has been involved in any such act.

The Ghana Armed Forces wishes to use this medium to assure all Ghanaians, and especially the good people of Aflao and the adjoining communities, that the deployment of troops (in conjunction with other security agencies) is to ensure the protection of the citizenry and not to intimidate them.  We also wish to assure all and sundry that troops will uphold the high standards of professionalism in the performance of their duties.   All residents are therefore encouraged to go about their normal duties without any fear or anxiety.  

It is further stated that any incident of infraction of the law, involving any Service person, will be thoroughly investigated and the case dealt with in accordance with GAF Regulations. 

SIGNED

E AGGREY-QUASHIE Colonel

Director Public Relations