Mensah Thompson, Executive Director of the Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA) has said the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) is just following a formal routine to regularize the four soldiers who have been pulled from the Office of the Speaker of Parliament.
According to his investigation, the cops were removed not out of malice or an attempt to jeopardize the Speaker’s personal safety.
In a Facebook post, he wrote, “Made a few checks at the Speakers Office a while ago…this is only a formal protocol being followed by the military. The Officers have only been withdrawn only to regularize them and NOT out of any malice or any attempt to endanger the Speaker’s personal safety. Kindly ignore the spin being put on it,”
The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has stated that the four soldiers who have been removed from the Speaker of Parliament’s office were assigned to that position without following required procedures.
As a result, the decision was made to withdraw them while steps were made to correct their attachment, according to a statement.
“The under-named military personnel were attached to the Office of the Rt Honourable Speaker of Parliament without the proper procedure,” the statement signed by the Chief of Staff of the Ghana Armed Forces, NP Andoh to the Speaker said.