Deputy Minister for Defence, Major Derrick Oduro (Rtd) has said the presence of the military in Ketu South is to prevent covid-19 infiltrators from entering the country as well as prevent acts of terrorism in the country.
This statement by the Deputy Minister for Defence comes after some residents of Ketu South in the Volta region lamented the heavy presence of soldiers in the constituency.
Commenting on the presence of security in the Ketu South constituency, a leading member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), KT Hammond said the presence of the military in Ketu South is to make sure that only Ghanaians who have the constitutional right to vote are made to register and subsequently vote in the December 7 Polls.
He said the military men are not electoral officers but they are peacekeeping forces who are merely keeping the peace.
But Speaking on Atinka FM’s AM Drive, Deputy Minister for Defence, Major Derrick Oduro (Rtd) said security forces have been deployed to all exit and entry points in the country and that Ketu South is not an exception.
“As I speak to you NOW, the Marine Police and the navy are holding up the affairs on the sea. It’s not peculiar to Aflao and Ketu South. Immigration, others have been placed at vantage points to protect the country. The security forces are in all the four border towns and this has been the norm for quite some time now,” he said.
Meanwhile, Member of Parliament for Builsa North, James Agalga, said the the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has no justification for the deployment of military forces to the Ketu South constituency.
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