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Alleged ‘rot’ in the military: Two newspapers spat over Oppong-Peprah’s ‘controversial’ tenure

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Ghana’s two newspapers are at odds over the term, successes, and issues surrounding the country’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj. General Oppong Peprah.

The two newspapers, The Herald and the Daybreak, are splitting hairs over allegations of favoritism, tribalism, partisanship, alleged selling of peace-keeping slots, use of soldiers for private operations involving land and other matters, and the military’s involvement in illegal mining popularly known as “Galamsey” by providing security for illegal miners destroying water bodies, as exposed by Joy News Investigation led by Erastus Donkor, all under the tenure of Maj. Gene.

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In a series of publications, the Herald Newspaper, citing reputable sources and proof, accused significant rot inside the military under Oppong Peprah, who is reported to be denying the position of CDS despite serving a normal three-year term as COAS.

Reacting to the Herald Publication, The Daybreak accused the Herald of “fabrications” and promoting “doom, danger, or instability for our dear country” due to the series of “revelations” being published about the military in the press.

Our latest work on the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has nothing to do with the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Thomas Oppong-Peprah, but rather with the status of Ghana’s military in general, of which he represents as a vital wing and actively participates.

“It is interesting to note that The Daybreak newspaper and its managers, can report on developments in the military, including accusing senior military officers of stealing cars and not be accused of doing the bidding of politicians, but The Herald cannot do anything at all on the state institution because their journalism is superior and healthier.

In a series of publications, the Herald Newspaper, citing reputable sources and proof, accused significant rot inside the military under Oppong Peprah, who is reported to be denying the position of CDS despite serving a normal three-year term as COAS.

Our latest work on the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has nothing to do with the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Thomas Oppong-Peprah, but rather with the status of Ghana’s military in general, of which he represents as a vital wing and actively participates.

Reacting to the claims of fabrication, the herald said “the fallen discipline, the corruption, thefts and the lack of accountability in the Army wing of the GAF are on the lips of everyone who has either worn the uniform before or has had something to do with the institution and not the fabrications of The Herald.”

“The Herald did not fabricate the alleged rape of a female army officer on peacekeeping duty in Lebanon, and neither did we fabricate the selling of peacekeeping slots and extortion of soldiers by a senior military officer who has just been promoted to the rank of the Major General, despite a damning Defense Intelligence investigation and report into his despicable conduct.”

 

 

 

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