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We’ll respond to attacks by Agogo herdsmen – Chief of Defence Staff

The Chief of Defence Staff, Lieutenant Gen. O. B Akwa, has assured the people of Agogo that the task-force deployed to evict herdsmen from the area, will push through their mandate until the issue is resolved. According to him, they have the backing of the Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces to ensure that the objectives for the formation of ...

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Vacate military land – Angry Nitiwul barks at Mahama

Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul, is demanding that former President John Dramani Mahama vacates his residence  reportedly sited on a military land. According to Mr. Nitiwul, top officials of the erstwhile Mahama administration sold lands belonging to the Ghana Armed Forces to cronies. A visibly angry Nitiwul,  further indicated that, the Military’s financial matters were handled abysmally under the erstwhile administration. ...

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Military demolishes over 30 shops at Kanda

Over 30 shops sited near the premises of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) at Kanda in the Greater Accra Region have been pulled down. These structures were bulldozed in a controlled demolition exercise which was under the supervision of about 15 armed military personnel. Some traders, who were unhappy with the exercise by the Ghana Armed Forces and the Ghana Water Company, ...

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Zimbabwe crisis: Army seizes broadcaster but denies coup

Zimbabwe’s military has read out a statement after taking over the national broadcaster, ZBC, saying it has taken action to “target criminals.” However, it said this was not “a military takeover of government” and President Robert Mugabe was safe. Heavy gunfire and artillery were heard in northern suburbs of the capital, Harare, early on Wednesday. Zimbabwe’s envoy to South Africa, ...

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3 arrested soldiers not members of Operation Vanguard – GAF

The three soldiers arrested by some residents of Tarkwa in the Western Region for allegedly extorting monies from them, are not members of government’s Operation Vanguard Task-force, according to the Ghana Armed Forces. The Director of Public Relations of the Armed Forces, Lt. Colonel Eric Aggrey Quarshie, who  said this, explained  that, the three were rather “men from the Air-force base ...

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Remarks to widow of fallen soldier ‘totally fabricated’ – Trump

President Donald Trump denied Wednesday the account of a Democratic congresswoman that he told the widow of a US serviceman killed in an ambush in Niger that “he knew what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurt.” “Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have ...

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Armed Forces worried over influx of ‘fake soldiers’

The Ghana Armed Forces has said it is alarmed at the number of imposters using the identities of some of its senior officers to commit some crimes. According to them, some individuals are using the names and pictures of some senior Army officers to unlawfully solicit funds from the public with the promise to enlist them into the army. Speaking ...

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Pay military civilians’ arrears – Akufo-Addo to Finance Ministry

President Akufo Addo has directed the Ministry of Finance to pay all outstanding arrears owed civilian employees at the Ministry of Defense. The President said the outstanding arrears follow their migration onto the single spine salary structure. Addressing members of the Ghana Armed Forces at Burma Camp on Friday, President Akufo Addo said government is working on reviewing the salaries ...

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Shun partisan politics; be loyal to Ghana – Nana Addo to military

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has admonished military personnel to eschew partisan politics in the discharge of their duties. He said it was imperative that the military becomes insulated from contentious partisan politics, irrespective of which constitutionally elected authority was in power. “We must all be grateful to the Almighty that there is now a firm and widespread consensus in ...

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12-year-old nabbed in Ashanti Region over Capt. Mahama’s murder

A 12-year old boy has been arrested at Manso Nkwanta in the Ashanti Region in connection with the killing of Captain Maxwell Mahama. He was arrested earlier on Saturday. The latest arrest brings the total number of arrested suspects taken into police custody today in the Ashanti Region to eight. The police have so far arrested about 17 suspects and have vowed ...

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