Vice Admiral Seth Amoama (5th from left), Chief of the Defence Staff, Ghana Armed Forces, with Albert Kwabena Dwumfour (4th from left), president of GJA. With them are other members of the GJA delegation and some senior military officers. Picture: ERNEST KODZI

We won’t support coup – Ghana Armed Forces assures

The military has pledged to protect the Constitution and the sovereign will of the people, and not to engage in any activity that will threaten the peace and democracy of the state.

“The coups in West Africa are a major concern, but, for us, we are resolved to protecting the Constitution and the will of the people.

If the people decide that democracy is the type of governance they want, then we need to respect that,” the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), Vice Admiral Seth Amoama, said last Friday when the leadership of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) paid a courtesy call on him at his office in Accra.

“Our mandate is to protect the territorial integrity of the State, and we are focused on that.

So, when you hear any news of coup, you should be assured that the Ghana Armed Forces is not interested in governance.

We believe that if the people don’t want the government, they have a maximum of four years to change it,” he said.

The GJA team, led by its President, Albert Kwabena Dwumfour, embarked on the visit to discuss issues of mutual interest between the GAF and the GJA.

Coup d’états

The CDS noted that coup d’états were matters of the past.

With the current state of the nation’s development, he said, almost every individual in the country understood that governance was not part of the mandate of the GAF.

“It’s mostly the press who put the fear of military coup in the people, but I want to assure you that we have the interest of the nation at heart.

Everybody should be rest assured that the military is focused on protecting the territorial integrity of the nation, and not anything that will bring destruction,” Vice Admiral Amoama stated.

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