The Parliamentary Committee on Defence and Interior has recommended compensation for residents of Ashaiman who were brutalized by the military in March 2023.
The incident occurred on March 7, 2023, following the death of a soldier in the area, resulting in widespread outrage and condemnation.
In a report issued on Friday, the committee emphasized the need for prompt and adequate compensation for those who sustained injuries and for individuals whose properties were destroyed during the military operation.
According to the committee, the compensation should be provided by the state, in line with the evidence presented and the legal framework surrounding the event.
Furthermore, the committee unequivocally condemned the use of excessive force against civilians, stressing that it “abhors any form of torturous handling of civilians by the military and other security agencies.”
In addition to compensation, the committee urged the leadership of the Ghana Armed Forces to educate personnel on “the legal demands and consequences of such acts.”