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MILITARY

Bagbin and Others Must Not Have Military Escort – Ex-Military Officer

A former military officer says assigning soldiers to provide security protection for the Speaker of Parliament and other high-ranking state officials is not only wrong and inappropriate but inexplicable. Colonel Festus Aboagye (Retired) adds that from checks that he has done, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin happens to be the only Speaker to have had soldiers as part of his security detail.

  6 months ago ago
Bagbin and Others Must Not Have Military Escort – Ex-Military Officer

POLITICS

I Won’t Be Mistaken that; this 2020 Election is the Deadliest Since 1992 – Col. (RTD) Festus Aboagye

A Security Analyst, Colonel (RTD) Festus Aboagye has revealed that, the 2020 general election is the deadliest since 1992. Col. (RTD) Festus Aboagye made this statement in an interview on JoyNews television when he was giving his opinion on the performance of the security services in the 2020 election. According to him, if we use the benchmark of the total number of polling stations, and then minus the few isolated incidence on a proportionate measure, the security forces did well in maintaining law and order

  1 year ago ago
I Won’t Be Mistaken that; this 2020 Election is the Deadliest Since 1992 – Col. (RTD) Festus Aboagye

POLITICS

The Western Togoland secessionists are free to exit and take another nationality: Kweku Baako

The Western Togoland secessionists are free to exit and take another nationality: Kweku Baako Veteran journalist  Abdul Malik Kweku Baako on Peace FM radio this morning descends heavily on the so called secessionists of the Western Togoland. Reading to the audience and listeners of the radio numerous reports and documentations on the related issues of the Trans Volta, the journalist in his submission rejects and disagrees with the call of the retired Colonel of the Ghana Armed Forces, Festus Aboagye on the

  1 year ago ago
The Western Togoland secessionists are free to exit and take another nationality: Kweku Baako

POLITICS

Trans Volta Togoland troubles : the rebels are deploying counter intelligence mechanism- Col Aboagye

Retired Colonel of the Ghana Armed Forces and currently security expert and analyst, Festus Aboagye in reaction to the latest persistent attack of the Western Togoland secessionists raised interesting concerns on the different methodology of attacks adopted by these secessionists on Joy News TV, this afternoon. Indeed according to renown security expert, the secessionist opted for counter intelligence tactics, "deploying mechanism to make difficult to detect what they are planning" He perceives two aspects in

  1 year ago ago
Trans Volta Togoland troubles : the rebels are deploying counter intelligence mechanism- Col Aboagye

MILITARY

See the reaction of Rtd Col Aboagye on the involvement of our soldiers in the electoral security

The renowned Retired Colonel of the Ghana Armed Forces, Festus Aboagye in an interview with Joy Fm, after the launching of his latest book on security issues in the country, took the opportunity to highlight on the key point. " In a democratic election, there is no role for military " could he point out . According to the security expert, international regulations governing the West African countries, military personnel is not allowed to partake in the security of elections process. Mr Festus Aboagye however

  1 year ago ago
See the reaction of Rtd Col Aboagye on the involvement of our soldiers in the electoral security

POLITICS

Retired army officer has expressed his reservations on the use of military officers as guards

A renowned military officer Col Festus Aboagye has expressed his disagreement in the increasing rate at which the military are being used as bodyguards for some VIPs in the country. According to the retired military officer, Ghana is not in a state of emergency to use military officers they way they are being used . He said “Even when so mandated to provide security to certain VVIPs, it is not the role of the military to drive civilians, not even ministers. According to Col Aboagye,the increasing use of the

  1 year ago ago
Retired army officer has expressed his reservations on the use of military officers as guards

POLITICS

British Togoland turmoil: Focusing on military deployment is dangerous - (Rtd) Col Festus

British Togoland turmoil: focusing on military deployment is dangerous-(Rtd) Col Festus Retired Colonel of Ghana Armed Forces, Festus Aboagye was a guest on KEY POINTS, a weekly show of TV3 yesterday. That was an opportunity for him to come back on the latest development in the Jurisdiction essentially on the British Togoland so-called secessionists’ agitations. According to the renowned security expert, the government is triggering in dealing with the issue, an approach based on history. Indeed he recalled

  1 year ago ago
British Togoland turmoil: Focusing on military deployment is dangerous - (Rtd) Col Festus

POLITICS

Western Togoland brouhaha : what is really going on ?

IIt all started like a joke in March 2017 when group of people led by an aged man popularly called "Papavi" who sought to detach themselves from Ghana by reviving old dream of the former Trans Volta Togoland. Subsequently arrests were made followed by bail granted and dropping of the case. Indeed that has been the trend of this Western Togoland Secessionist movement. In March 2019, the same agitation emerged with at the end abandon of all charges against these secessionists. In November 2019, the same Papavi

  1 year ago ago
Western Togoland brouhaha : what is really going on ?

SOCIETY

Unmask and Punish Any Senior Police Officers Involved In The Bullion Van Robberies

The police administration is being urged to be fearless and dive deeper into the bullion van robberies to unmask any high-ranking police officers involved. The matter should not rest with the killing of two junior police officers and the arrest of four others. The Member of Parliament (MP) for Wa West, Peter Lanchene Toobu, says nobody should discount the possibility that there might have been some or a senior police officer directing and teleguiding the cash-carrying van robberies to spite the police service.

  5 months ago ago
Unmask and Punish Any Senior Police Officers Involved In The Bullion Van Robberies

POLITICS

Colonel Festus Aboagye's Dialogue Proposition Betrays His Position Of Yesterday.

Colonel Festus Aboagye's Dialogue Proposition Betrays His Position Of Yesterday. While the entire country is grappling with the sinuous and tortuous nature of these Western Togolanders’ idea of seeking independence from Ghana, several prominent personalities have expressed views which are far from finding solutions to the issues pertaining to these matters. Colonel Festus Aboagye is one of such persons to have come up with a solution for this seemingly insuperable albatross around our neck as a nation.

  1 year ago ago
Colonel Festus Aboagye's Dialogue Proposition Betrays His Position Of Yesterday.

POLITICS

Check out the suggestions of Col Aboagye on security management after the demise of Ekow Quansah

The retired Colonel of the Ghana Armed Forces, Festus Aboagye, this morning on " The Big Issue", City TV, weekly show , triggers interesting suggestions in regard to how our security apparatus of the state, should position itself in facing the different criminal threats after the demise of the member of parliament for Mfantseman Constituency, honorable Ekow Quansah Hayford. According to the security expert, there is need to have " comprehensiveness for security". As such, he suggests that the state should pass

  1 year ago ago
Check out the suggestions of Col Aboagye on security management after the demise of Ekow Quansah

POLITICS

"There is so much mistrust, polarization in our country and we are nurturing impunity" - F. Aboagye

Successfully our country Ghana has, since the coming into force of the 1992 Constitution, had seven consecutive general elections. Again all along the line, there also had been three successful democratic transitions. Ghana by all standard is considered to be the best ever democratic country produced by African continent. Some credited the base of these successes to the former president Jerry John Rawlings who after a decade of ruling, accepted to play the democratic game in an extend to cede the power to his

  1 year ago ago

POLITICS

Why I actually have the four beverages JJ Rawlings gave me, 21 years on - Col Aboagye

Col. Festus Aboagye, a previous ADC to the previous late president, Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings, has offered motivation to why he actually has four beverages his previous manager gave him, over 21 years prior.  The beverages: a Red Label, a Black Label, a container of Smirnoff, and a jug of Schnapps, were given to him by the previous president at the Osu Castle, after a state work, exactly when he was going to disappear from him.  In a Facebook post, he expressed, "After getting back to the Castle, I was

  1 year ago ago
Why I actually have the four beverages JJ Rawlings gave me, 21 years on - Col Aboagye

MILITARY

Weapons seized at Tema port turns out to be gas pistols – Police reveals

The Ghana Police Service has uncovered that the 436 guns and ammo that were seized at the Tema Port in October ended up being gas weapons.  Tending to the media in front of the 2020 general races, CID Director COP, Ken Yeboah said upon a nearby assessment, the weapons ended up being gas firearms.  "Examination is as yet continuous on the 436 guns that were blocked at Tema port. At first, six people were captured however right now we are clutching one individual.  "We have inspected the weapons and they are

  1 year ago ago
Weapons seized at Tema port turns out to be gas pistols – Police reveals

MILITARY

Western Togoland propaganda machine has won public information war - Colonel Festus Aboagye

Security examiner, Colonel Festus Aboagye, has contended that the Western Togoland secessionist gathering, the Homeland Study Group, has prevailed upon the general population with its promulgation both locally and globally, including Ghana has deferred in imparting its activity against the gathering.  “They have won the public information war locally within Ghana and internationally using a number of platforms. As of now, Ghana has not come out on this or acknowledge there is an issue that is engaging the

  1 year ago ago
Western Togoland propaganda machine has won public information war - Colonel Festus Aboagye

POLITICS

Providing bodyguards to MPs, widens the inequality and constitutes a security apartheid - F. Aboagye

Renown security analyst and retired colonel of Ghana Armed Forces, Festus Aboagye, descends heavily on the move of the state to provide bodyguards to all the members of our parliament. Indeed summoned by the house yesterday, the interior minister reiterates the intention of the government to provide such security arrangement for the members of parliament after the demise of the honorable Ekow Hayford. Reacting to this development this morning on Joy Prime, the security expert considers the ” move as self centered”.

  1 year ago ago
Providing bodyguards to MPs, widens the inequality and constitutes a security apartheid - F. Aboagye

POLITICS

It is abnormal for military to police polling stations – Festus Aboagye speaks

Security Analyst, Colonel Festus Aboagye (Rtd) says it isn't typical for a popularity based nation like Ghana to have military staff positioned at surveying focuses during general races.  As per him, however the training originated from Ghana's past military autocracies, the nation's present vote based regulation doesn't take into consideration the military to be utilized during decisions besides in exceptional circumstances.  He expressed that the training was irregular and was not in accordance with the

  1 year ago ago
It is abnormal for military to police polling stations – Festus Aboagye speaks

POLITICS

You are to serve the people not to show your interests over them – M.anifest on police guards.

Rapper M.anifest is unhappy with the unleashing over 200 police officers to serve as personal bodyguards to all parliamentarians. According to him, the MPs are meant to serve the country and not prioritise their interest over that of the people. “To be chosen to lead is to be a servant of the people. Not to prioritise your life over theirs,” the ‘Big Mad‘ hitmaker tweeted. His comments came after Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery announced the officers were being deployed to protect MPs. According to him,

  1 year ago ago
You are to serve the people not to show your interests over them – M.anifest on police guards.

POLITICS

What are the causes of violence in our traditional flash points ?

Since the coming into force of our 1992 Constitution together with the fourth Republic, successive successful elections held within the country, always suffered a number of violence observed in various parts of the country. Example like the gunshot incident at Kasoa remained palpable to the entire citizenry. Beyond Kasoa, parts of region like Ashanti Region, Eastern Region, and Greater Accra Region are concerned. Ahead of the December 2020 elections, security experts are highly concerned with the trend in the

  1 year ago ago
What are the causes of violence in our traditional flash points ?

POLITICS

Ghana could be in danger with terrorism. Security expects warns.

Some security expects are warning that the stability of the country could be in jeopardy if immediate steps are not taken to find a lasting solution to the increasing activities of secessionist in the Volta region. According to some residents, the said group were not indigenous of the area. That also emphasised that non of the secessionist lived in the area and they did not know them.  Mean while a security analyst Festus Aboagye have edged that the Western Togoland secession group, the home land study group

  1 year ago ago
Ghana could be in danger with terrorism. Security expects warns.