The recent conspicuous use of the Armed Forces of Ghana as an everyday domestic security machinery has been described by many as becoming too rampant in the past few years.
Adding his voice to this somewhat unfortunate development, Col. (Rtd.) Festus Aboagye expresses his dissatisfaction about the recent happenings where the military have been noticed providing security to private mining companies, and as well driving private business individuals as a security measure which he describes as very degrading.
In the case of a military officer spotted in a media reportage carrying books and other items of a lawyer, and providing private body guarding services to certain State officials Col. Aboagye describes this as unfortunate and so wrong that it is gradually psyching the military to begin to think that State cannot run its affairs without them and that is dangerous for our democracy.
He added that the use of military force to attempt to control members of the Legislature – the second arm of the government of Ghana on the eve of the swearing in of the sitting President at the time when the State was undergoing some sort of power transitioning processes was as inflammable as it could ever be; an incident which in his opinion should never reoccur on our soil.
Col. Aboagye advises however, that such security lapses if not checked and reversed would gradually brew an old culture and era of military rule.
Ignatius Agyeman Pambour – Enmoregh.com