Ex-Army commander cautions politicians against plunging Ghana into conflict

Immediate past commander of the Ghana Armed Forces Vice Admiral Matthew Quashie is cautioning politicians against acts that could plunge the nation into chaos during the 2016 elections.

He is concerned recent incidents of political killings could spill over if not dealt with.

The former Chief of Defence Staff is also asking the public to support the security agencies in keeping the peace of the country.

He was speaking at a ceremony at Burma Camp to hand over command to new CDS Air Vice Marshal Samson-Oje.

“If within their own party they can do that how about if it is another party. They should learn to control themselves. They should learn to jaw-jaw instead of war-war,” he said.

The Armed Forces is cautioning the public against the activities of unscrupulous persons engaged in recruitment scams.

Head of Public Affairs Col Eric Aggrey Quarshie says contrary to information making rounds on social media, no recruitment is going on currently.

If anybody comes and tells you i can help you apply for officers, is a liar because you cannot. The process has already started. We are yet to do that for the other ranks which is the recruitment.

“So that rumour going on, on whatsapp is not true,” he said.

Asked if his outfit is going to investigate who the alleged fraudsters are, Col Quarshie said it is difficult to arrest people based on information on whatsapp.

“What the public needs to understand is that you don’t get recruitment information on whatsapp,” he advised.


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