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Members of Parliament have encouraged Ghanaians to always champion the fight against injustice and not stand unconcerned when injustice is being perpetuated in their communities.

They stressed the need for all to constantly reflect on the national motto: “Freedom and Justice” in their service to the nation.

The MPs made this remark when the Member for Nkoranza North Major Dereck Oduro made a statement on the Floor of Parliament to commemorate the 66th Anniversary of the 28th February Christianborg Crossroad shooting incident.

The day is marked to remember the three gallant soldiers who in their quest to seek justice or demand what legitimately belongs to them were killed on February 28 1948 at the Christianborg crossroad in Osu.

Recounting the heroic act of the soldiers, Major Dereck Oduro said they stood for justice, selflessness and dedication to national duty, integrity, the independence and freedom of the human race and above all transparency and accountability of those in leadership. He emphasized the need to inculcate the virtues and values the gallant soldiers stood for in the youth.

The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources and MP for Tamale Central, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini called on the British government to compensate and apologize to Ghanaians for the injustice meted out to the soldiers and Ghanaians during the colonial period.

The MP for Akwapim North, William Ofori Boafo underscored the need for the state to take the welfare of Armed Forces seriously and support them in their duties to the state.