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General News of Thursday, 6 April 2017


Machomen for Good and Justice condemns Delta Force

Machomen for Good and Justice has condemned members of the Delta Force who forcibly attacked and removed the Ashanti Regional Security Coordinator from his office.

They stated that irrespective of the graveness of their grievances, their violent action was unjustifiable and that they should have resorted to peace and diplomacy to make their concerns known.

The President of the Machomen for Good and Justice, Mr Gilbert Ntiamoah Polos, together with some of the members, who called at the Kumasi office of the Daily Graphic, have faith in the President and give him time to address their concerns.


Members of the Delta Force, a New Patriotic Party (NPP) vigilante group, on March 24, 2017 stormed the offices of the Ashanti Regional Security Coordinator, Mr George Adjei, at the Regional Coordinating Council and threw him out. The police were at hand to whisk him to safety.

In the confusion, a member of the Delta Force got injured from the glass on the windows of the offices of Mr Adjei which were smashed. The injured Delta Force member was taken away by other members.

In the last six days after the incident occurred, 13 members of the Delta Force have been arrested and granted bail. The police are working on their dockets after investigations to be sent to the Attorney-General’s office for advice.


Touching on the devastating consequences of illegal gold mining, the president of Machomen for Good and Justice also appealed to the government to allow them to engage state institutions charged with ensuring sanity in the gold mining industry so they would help flush out those illegal miners who were destroying the environment and water bodies.

Mr Ntiamoah said they would also ensure that those who had been licensed to mine gold did so in a very sustainable manner so that the consequences would not be dire for the environment.

He said they had in previous times ensured that people destroying the environment were stopped.