To enhance the standard of living, government has tripled the salaries of the various security agencies, according to the Defence Minister Dominic Nitiwul.[ads2]
According to the minister, this is also serve as motivation for the security agencies to improve their services to the citizenry.
Contributing to a debate on President Akufo-Addo’s national address, Mr Nitiwul indicated that aside tripling the salaries, the current government has also made an appreciable investments in the security apparatus.[ads3]
“Mr Speaker, for the Armed Forces in particular, the salaries of the armed forces have been more than tripled. It is the same thing with the police service and the same thing with the other security services because a hungry soldier is an angry soldier. That is why it is important that our security services are well taken care of.”
Meanwhile, during the debate session on the state of the nation address, North Tongu MP, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa slammed President Akufo-Addo for not addressing the Ashaiman brutalities.
Some residents of Ashaiman in the Greater Accra region were attacked by personnel from the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) on Tuesday, March 7 following the killing of one young soldier in the area, Imoro Sherrif on Saturday, March 4, 2023.[ads4]
Trooper Sheriff, according to a GAF statement, was stationed in Sunyani and was found dead in a pool of blood on Saturday, March 4 at Ashaiman in Accra after seeking for a permission to visit his parents in the area where he grew up.
Many were expecting President Akufo-Addo to address the issue during his national address on Wednesday.
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However, during the debate on President Akufo-Addo’s national address, Mr Ablakwa said the President should have commiserated with the families of the deceased officer and the innocent people brutalized by the military.
“As Commander in Chief of the GAF, he should have first of all commiserated with the family and the GAF over the loss of the solider. But the President did not say a word. He didn’t think that he should condemn the brutality and assure that there will be a committee to probe the killing and the high-handedness meted out to the residents, and he is the Commander in Chief of the GAF?”[ads5]