By Pascaline Adadevoh
Parliament’s Committee on Defence and Interior has recommended compensation for residents of Ashaiman, who were brutalized by the Military in March 2023.
The incident took place following the death of a Soldier in the area. In a report issued today, the Committee indicated, that following the evidence adduced and the legal framework concerning the event, “persons brutalised by the military in Ashaiman on 7th March 2023, who sustained varying degrees of injury, should be promptly and adequately compensated by the state.
It said the compensation must be extended to cover those persons whose properties were destroyed in the course of the military swoop.
The Committee unequivocally condemned the use of excessive force against civilians.
It urged leadership of the Ghana Armed Forces to educate personnel on the legal demands and consequences of such acts.