The Commanding Officer, the 66 Artillery Regiment in Ho, Lieutenant Colonel Edward Sarpong Appiah, has assured Ghanaians that the military will not relent in its efforts to protect the 1992 Constitution.
He said the military was conscious of its role to defend the Constitution at all times and would not shy away from that responsibility, adding that the military would resist any attempt by any person or group of persons to overthrow the Constitution.
“On behalf of the Military High Command, we will defend the 1992 Constitution because it is our duty and core mandate, and also we will resist any attempt by any individual or group of persons to overthrow the Constitution of Ghana,” he stated.
Lt Col. Appiah gave the assurance during an encounter with officials of the National Commission for Civil Education (NCCE) as part of the Constitution Week Celebration.
He called on Ghanaians to assist the military in any way possible to achieve its mandate.
The Volta Regional Director of the NCCE, Mr Kenneth Kponor, urged personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces to remain professional in the discharge of their duties to promote national cohesion.
He asked the personnel to extricate themselves from acts that would infringe on the rights of citizens but rather ensure the protection of the fundamental human rights of all citizens.
Mr Kponor said no one was above the law and, therefore, urged the personnel to ensure that their conduct and activities were within the confines of the law.
He said any infraction of the principles, which they swore to uphold, would send a negative signal to the larger society.
“The security agencies must be conscious of the Constitution and guard against any abuse or violation of it,” he added.
The Ho Municipal Director of the Commission, Mr Gagakuma Setriakor, called on Ghanaians to put aside their political differences and defend the good name of the country.
He said it was important for the citizens to project the name of the country in their daily undertakings as one people with a common destiny.
The Commission gave copies of the Constitution to the Commanding Officer and other officers who excelled during a quiz part of the engagement.