Military to establish bases in 16 regions вЂ” Minister-designate for Defence
The Minister-designate for Defence, Mr. Dominic Nitiwul, has stated that you can find plans for the establishment of army bases in each one of the 16 areas around the world.
That, he stated, would offer the authorities to make sure legislation and purchase, along with protect the populace and also the nation.
вЂњAs much as feasible, the wants that are military place a regiment in each area. On a temporary foundation, we now have army existence in every 16 areas. We additionally want to have army bases across all of the boundaries, along with at the least 15 army bases when you look at the whole north to improve the fight terrorism and also make Ghana an oasis of comfort.
вЂњWeвЂ™re making sure weвЂ™ll put army bases over the 16 areas and making sure the northern and seaside belts are safe, therefore he told the Appointments Committee of Parliament (ACP) during his vetting Thursday that we have an envelope of security.
Mr Nitiwul, that has been renominated when it comes to Defence Ministry, invested over four hours prior to the committee, responding to concerns on various dilemmas, like the regrettable event of some army individuals invading the Chamber through the inauguration associated with Eighth Parliament.
We didnвЂ™t order military invasion
The person in Parliament (MP) for Bimbilla stressed which he didn’t order armed men that are military go directly to the Chamber of Parliament to bring back legislation and purchase throughout the election associated with the Speaker of Parliament on January 6, 2021.
He stated he didn’t have any ability, given that Minister of Defence, to purchase the men that are military transfer to the Chamber, because had been alleged because of the MP for Asawase, Mr Mohammed-Mubarak Muntaka.
вЂњI became sitting over here into the Chamber with Mr Muntaka in addition to separate prospect and I didn’t head to any where; we just went to pass through water and came ultimately back. We never ever decided to go to any accepted location to go anybody,вЂќ he stressed.
He stated army males had been expert individuals who, with the authorities, may have taken your decision go directly to the Chamber to bring back legislation and purchase here.
вЂњMr Muntaka should maybe not put the infant away because of the shower water,вЂќ he said, in direct mention of the allegation by the Ranking person in the ACP.
The minister-designate said that after the National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP for North Tongu, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, had raised concern throughout the infamous invasion regarding the Chamber because of the army.
Mr Okudzeto Ablakwa told the committee that their colleague, Mr Muntaka, had, in a meeting on a radio that is private in Accra, cited Mr Nitiwul once the one that made the phone call within the Chamber for armed army guys go fully into the Chamber.
вЂњMr Nitiwul made the decision as he was standing beside me and I also told him it had been not essential since it will undoubtedly be a blur regarding the integrity of the home,вЂќ he’d quoted the Minority Chief Whip as saying.
Mr Ablakwa also asked Mr Nitiwul if he was the head of the Presidential Military Guard who led the team of soldiers into the Chamber if he knew Colonel Joe Punamani and.
Mr Nitiwul replied within the affirmative and described Col Punamani as a commander within the Armed Forces and head that is current of Presidential Protection Team during the Jubilee home.
вЂњI would personally advise highly that, because I stay directly with them,вЂќ he said unless it is absolutely necessary, it will be very wrong to be mentioning the names of commanders and their actions and inaction.
Stopping quick of identifying Col Punamani since the a person who had led the army to the Chamber, Mr Nitiwul informed the committee that there is a continuous research to ascertain those that led ParliamentвЂ™s armed forces intrusion.
IвЂ™m against military contact with civilians
Handling issues concerning the hefty utilization of the army all around the nation, he told the committee that Ghanaians wanted the army to obtain taking part in civilian life at a really pace that is minimal instead expected the army to keep during the barracks.