Democracy Hub has condemned the recent military brutalities at Garu and Tempane in the Upper East region of Ghana.
Residents of the three communities on Sunday, 29th October, 2023 around dawn at 2:00am were heavily assaulted by soldiers in a swoop following a reporter attack on some national security officers.
In a statement the group described the actions by the military as reprehensible.
“These reprehensible actions are a part of a disturbing pattern of abuse and brutality by the Ghana Armed Forces against its own citizens, often with the apparent complicity of elected public officials.
“The events in Garu and Tempane, where military personnel perpetrated heinous acts against civilians, including unwarranted entry into homes, physical assaults, and inhumane treatment, are deeply distressing. These incidents have had a profound and lasting impact on the affected communities, causing fear, disruption of daily life, and lingering apprehension. Regrettably, there has been a recorded death post-brutality, of a fellow Ghanaian who was recovering from surgical wounds,” the group stated.
Below is the full statement Democracy Hub
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 9, 2023
Democracy Hub Condemns Gross Violations of Human Rights in Garu and Tempane, Ghana and Releases Preliminary Findings Report
Accra, Ghana — Democracy Hub, a leading advocate for human rights and constitutional governance in Ghana and the convenor of the #FixTheCountry and #OccupyJulorbiHouse movements, vehemently condemns the recent incidents of gross human rights violations that have taken place in the towns of Garu and Tempane in the Upper East region of Ghana.
These reprehensible actions are a part of a disturbing pattern of abuse and brutality by the Ghana Armed Forces against its own citizens, often with the apparent complicity of elected public officials.
The events in Garu and Tempane, where military personnel perpetrated heinous acts against civilians, including unwarranted entry into homes, physical assaults, and inhumane treatment, are deeply distressing. These incidents have had a profound and lasting impact on the affected communities, causing fear, disruption of daily life, and lingering apprehension. Regrettably, there has been a recorded death post-brutality, of a fellow Ghanaian who was recovering from surgical wounds.
Democracy Hub is deeply concerned that such incidents are not isolated but are indicative of a wider problem. We cannot ignore the disturbing trend of military interventions in Ghana’s civilian communities, which are often accompanied by gross human rights abuses. These actions not only undermine the fundamental principles of human rights and democracy but also erode the trust between the government, the military, and the people it is meant to protect.
We call for immediate and comprehensive actions to address this crisis:
- Reforms: We demand that Parliament undertake meaningful reforms within the Ghana Armed Forces to ensure that they respect the rule of law, human rights, and the dignity of all citizens.
- Accountability: Those responsible for these human rights abuses must be held accountable for their actions. This includes not only the military personnel involved but also any public officials who may have been complicit or condoned these actions.
- Justice: The victims of these abuses deserve justice and reparations. The government should ensure that victims are duly compensated, and those affected receive the necessary support for recovery.
Preliminary Findings Report
Our team has prepared a preliminary report on our fact-finding mission which we are making available to the public for scrutiny and further analysis. We encourage all concerned citizens to access this report to gain a deeper understanding of the incidents and our recommendations. It will be accessible on all our social media handles and on our official website at www.fixthecountrygh.com.
We call on all Ghanaians who value justice and human rights to join us in demanding accountability, reform, and justice for the victims of these abuses. Together, we can build a Ghana that respects the dignity and rights of all its citizens.
Democracy Hub is committed to promoting a society where human rights are upheld, the rule of law is respected, and democratic principles are upheld. We will continue to closely monitor this situation and work tirelessly to ensure that justice is served. The people of Ghana deserve to live in a society where their rights are protected and where their government and military serve as protectors, not as agents of oppression.
God bless our homeland Ghana,
And make our nation great and strong,
Bold to defend forever
The cause of Freedom and of Right.
Fill our hearts with true humility
Make us cherish fearless honesty,
AND HELP US TO RESIST OPPRESSORS’ RULE
WITH ALL OUR WILL AND MIGHT EVERMORE.
Yours in the Service of a Just Democracy
MTN Ghana Introduces New Tariffs Effective November 28, 2023
On November 28, 2023, MTN Ghana implemented new tariffs, marking a significant change in the cost structure for their services. This move has captured the attention of consumers, prompting them to evaluate how these adjustments will impact their communication expenses.
The telecommunications industry is dynamic, with companies frequently reassessing their pricing strategies to align with market demands, technological advancements, and regulatory changes. MTN Ghana, as a major player in this sector, regularly updates its tariffs to maintain competitiveness and provide sustainable services.
One of the notable changes in the new tariffs is the adjustments to call rates. Customers can anticipate shifts in the cost per minute for both on-net and off-net calls. This modification is likely to impact the communication habits of subscribers, influencing the choice between making calls within the MTN network or to other networks.
Additionally, data tariffs have seen revisions, reflecting the growing importance of mobile data in our digital age. As individuals increasingly rely on smartphones for various activities, including work, entertainment, and social interactions, understanding the adjustments to data tariffs is crucial. MTN Ghana aims to strike a balance between affordability and quality service, ensuring that users can access the internet without compromising on speed and reliability.
Moreover, the new tariffs might include changes to SMS charges. With the prevalence of instant messaging apps, traditional SMS usage has declined. However, for certain services and communication scenarios, text messages remain relevant. Subscribers should be aware of any modifications in SMS rates to manage their messaging expenses effectively.
It’s essential for MTN Ghana customers to stay informed about these tariff adjustments to make informed decisions based on their communication needs and budget. The company typically communicates such changes through various channels, including SMS notifications, social media updates, and announcements on their official website.
This tariff adjustment by MTN Ghana may be a response to various factors, such as inflation, infrastructure investments, or changes in regulatory requirements. Understanding the reasons behind these adjustments can provide customers with a broader perspective on the evolving telecommunications landscape.
The new tariffs implemented by MTN Ghana on November 28, 2023, underscore the dynamic nature of the telecommunications industry. Customers are encouraged to review the changes, assess their communication patterns, and make informed choices to ensure their mobile usage remains both convenient and cost-effective in this ever-evolving digital age.
The changes in MTN Ghana’s tariffs are expected to influence consumer behavior in several ways. With adjustments to call rates, subscribers may reconsider their communication preferences, opting for on-net calls to leverage more cost-effective options. This shift could potentially strengthen MTN’s network usage as customers seek ways to optimize their spending. Similarly, alterations in data tariffs may prompt users to reevaluate their data consumption habits, potentially leading to increased reliance on Wi-Fi networks or more judicious use of mobile data. Understanding these shifts in consumer behavior is crucial for both MTN Ghana and its subscribers, as it enables the company to tailor its services to meet evolving needs.
The telecommunications industry is highly competitive, with various providers vying for market share. MTN Ghana’s tariff adjustments are likely influenced by the need to remain competitive in this dynamic environment. Analyzing how these changes position MTN in comparison to other players in the market provides valuable insights into the company’s strategic approach. Additionally, consumers may compare the new tariffs with those of competitors, exploring potential benefits or drawbacks that could influence their decision to stay with MTN or consider alternative service providers.
Effective communication and transparency play a pivotal role in managing customer expectations during tariff adjustments. MTN Ghana must ensure that its subscribers are well-informed about the changes, providing clear explanations for the reasons behind the adjustments. Transparent communication fosters trust and helps mitigate any potential backlash from customers who may be resistant to changes in pricing. Additionally, proactive communication can guide users on how to navigate the new tariff structure, empowering them to make informed choices that align with their communication needs and budget constraints.
Telecommunications companies operate within a regulatory framework that can impact their pricing strategies. Changes in tariffs may be influenced by regulatory requirements, and understanding this aspect is essential for both the company and its users. MTN Ghana’s compliance with regulations ensures a stable and legal operating environment. Subscribers should be aware of any regulatory factors that contribute to these tariff adjustments, as this knowledge can provide context for the changes and help users appreciate the broader industry dynamics shaping their mobile communication experiences.
Let’s live harmoniously to safeguard Ghana’s peace – Peace Council on recent clashes
The National Peace Council (NPC) has called on Ghanaians to live harmoniously with each other to safeguard the country’s peace.
It has urged Ghanaians to protect “the peace and security of the country by creating and using avenues of tolerance, cooperation, and coexistence to sustain the country’s identity as an oasis of peace in Africa.”
This follows the unfortunate violent clashes in some parts of the country which have resulted in the deaths of some citizens.
Reports from Kintampo in the Bono East Region, Nkwanta in the Oti Region, and Wenchiki in the Northeast Region indicate that violence has led to the destruction of lives and property in these affected communities.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the NPC reminded Ghanaians “of paragraphs (c), (d) and (i) of
article 41 of the 1992 constitution of the Republic of Ghana which states thus: The exercise and enjoyment of rights and freedoms is inseparable from the performance of duties and obligations, and accordingly, it shall be the duty of every citizen.”
“To foster national unity and live in harmony with others; to respect the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of others, and generally to refrain from doing acts detrimental to the welfare of other persons. To co-operate with lawful agencies in the maintenance of law and order.”
Read the full statement from the NPC here
Defence and National Security Ministers to appear before parliament today over Kintampo clash
The Ministers of Defence and National Security are expected to appear before the Defence and Interior Committee of Parliament on Thursday, November 23, to provide a briefing on actions being taken by the government to forestall a clash between the Mo and Wangara tribes in the Kintampo North municipality.
This comes on the back of a summons by the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin.
According to the Member of Parliament for the area, Joseph Kwame Kumah, tensions were high when the Mo tribe requested to perform rituals within the months of November and December, coinciding with the annual Klubi festival of the Wangara community.
In response to calls for a ceasefire by the MP, the Speaker directed that the government must take immediate steps to ensure peaceful coexistence.
“As the first authorities to come to this house to brief the committee on Defense and Interior, this is an urgent matter that should be handled with dispatch. I think Thursday should be okay for the two ministers and their commanders to appear before the committee early tomorrow morning by 9 am to brief the committee. It is an urgent matter.”
“The National Security Council through their regional office should immediately intervene because the chieftaincy institution is one of the cornerstones of the peace and security of our country, and we hold that institution dearly. We will do everything to prevent that institution from falling into disarray,” he stated.
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