The Chief of Defence Staff, Vice Admiral Mathew Quashie, on Thursday assured Ghanaians of the military’s commitment to maintaining peace and tranquility in the country after the Supreme Court’s verdict on the 2012 election petition.
He said there was no cause for alarm since the military and other security agencies were prepared to sacrifice for the protection and stability of the country even at the peril of their lives.
Vice Admiral Quashie gave the assurance during his maiden visit to the Second Garrison Command in the Western Region in Takoradi. He was accompanied by a team of high ranking military officers that toured all the units under the Second Garrison Command.
Vice Admiral Quarshie pledged the military’s commitment to curb illegal small-scale mining popularly known as galamsey in the Region.
The Commanding Officer of the Second Battalion of Infantry, Lieutenant Colonel George Tawiah Sam, suggested reforms in the country’s land tenure system to reduce the frequent land litigations, which threatened the security of the country.
The Western Regional Minister, Mr. Ebenezer Kwadow Teye Addo, commended the military and other security agencies for their contribution towards clamping down on illegal mining activities in the Region and appealed to the military to step up security operations on the country’s water bodies to halt the galamsey activities that are polluting them.
Earlier in a courtesy on the Paramount Chief of the Essikado Traditional Area, Nana Kobina Nketsia V, appealed to all well-meaning Ghanaians to sustain the peace prevailing in the country to accelerate national development.