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General News of Monday, 8 July 2019


Soldier in viral video speaking against new Parliament Chamber summoned by bosses has gathered that the soldier in the viral video condemning Parliament’s proposed construction of the controversial new 450-seater complex has been invited by his Commander.

L/Cpl. Wassa according to earlier reports has been picked up and kept in a guardroom and is likely to spend about a month in the detention in accordance with military regulations.

The officer is heard in the video appealing to President Akufo-Addo not to support the plan.

He described calls for the construction of a new chamber as selfish on the part of Parliamentarians.

Sources say his comments amount to an offence described in the military as ‘disloyalty’.

Sources within the Military say L/Cpl. Wassa has been summoned by the Commander of the Recce Regiment to answer questions over the issue.