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The Ghana Armed Forces has engaged its officers and men for the first time since the abominable lynching of Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama in Denkyira-Boasi in the Central Region of Ghana where he led a military detachment.
The Concern of the family of late Captain Mahama:
In a press briefing by the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Major General Akwa at Burma Camp, the CDS noted that the family of the late Captain Mahama does not want the death of their beloved son to be associated with further violence. He said the role of the Ghana Armed Forces is to support civil authority in dealing with insecurity and stressed that though what has happened is a major challenge, this challenge is not beyond the Military to overcome.
Utterances of the DCE & modus operandi of the Military:
On the utterances of the DCE of the area, the CDS said he was aware the government has taken notice of the utterances of the DCE. According to him, when everything is settled, the modus operandi of the Military in supporting civil authority will be reviewed.
Report on the Incident:
According to the CDS, a comprehensive report will be prepared on the incident and discussed at the level of the Armed Forces Central Command and this dastardly act will be pursued to its logical conclusion.
The CDS further indicated that, this incident has touched all Ghanaians and what is to be done for the family goes beyond the remit of the Military. He informed the officers that, “as at now, Philanthropists have started asking about what they could do in support of the family of the late Mahama. He therefore assured the public that the family of the late Captain Mahama will never be left alone. He reminded everyone that the Vice President, Dr Bawumia has assured the family of government’s care, noting that “a life lost in the battle is never lost in vain”. According to the CDS, he considers late Captain Mahama his son because, he (CDS) was in the same unit with the father of the fallen army officer.
Prosecution of culprits:
The CDS noted that, when forces are deployed, the rules of engagement are made clear to them. However, each incident is looked at on its merit. The CDS said, part of the task of the team that went to Denkyira-Boasi after the lynching of Captain Mahama was to gather evidence to prosecute the case. “This was done by the team”, he assured.
Source: Cosmas Gyamah || citizensparticipateghblog.com