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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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”.
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
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,
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
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