Members of parliament for Garu and Tempane Constituency, Hon. Albert Alalzuuga Akuka and Hon. Lydia Akanvariba Adakudugu are demanding for a thorough investigation into Military Brutalities lavished on the people of GARU and TEMPANE constituencies to ensure that those responsible are held accountable for their actions.
In a press release signed by both legislators, an incident is said to have occurred in the constituencies on Sunday, 29th October, 2023 around dawn at 2:00 am. Military officers had entered the constituencies and engaged in actions that resulted in harm to the residents.
“This unprovoked action by the Military on the innocent civilians is uncalled for and must be condemned by all peace- loving people. Any form of violence and brutalities meted on citizens, especially when it is perpetrated by those who are supposed to serve and protect them must be condemned unequivocally.”it captured
Both legislators expressed how deeply disturbed they are by these reports, especially considering the volatile nature of the area vis-a-vi the Bawku Conflict (Note that Garu and Tempane are part of the Bawku Traditional Area), and are therefore actively seeking more information about the situation.
“We stand with our constituents who have been affected and demand a thorough investigation into the matter to ensure that those responsible are held accountable for their actions.Our priority is the safety and well-being of our constituents, and we are committed to providing support to those who have been impacted by this incident. We are working closely with relevant authorities and organisations to ensure that justice is served and that such incidents are prevented in the future.” It further captured
However, they stated the following demands with immediate effect:
a. The Military should be withdrawn from the Garu and Tempane Constituencies
b. Those arrested and detained should be released unconditionally
c. Those injured during the military disturbances should be taken care off
and compensated by the Government/Ministry of Defence
d. The lawlessness and brutalities inflicted on innocent citizens should
That notwithstanding, they equally urge their constituents to remain calm and peaceful during this challenging time,while calling for transparency, accountability, and open communication to address this issue.
By: Mary Quartey