The Eastern Regional Minister, Eric Kwakye Darfour, has
affirmed government's absolute trust in the security services and has called
for a concerted effort from all and sundry to safeguard the unity, peace and
security in the country.
Mr. Kwakye Darfour made this statement when he addressed Veterans and other Security personnel’s at the 74th Remembrance Day observed at Jackson Park in Koforidua on November 11, 2019. The celebration sought to recognize the end of hostilities during the World War 1 in November 1918 at 11:00am.
The day was marked with a solemn service, parade of security services, flag hoisting and wreath laying. The Fire Service Department sounded their siren at exactly 11:00am and it was followed with two minutes silence for the fallen soldiers.
He acknowledged the importance of the day, sacrifices and death of about 20 million Russians soldiers during the world war. He said “Today we may not be engage in global war but within our vicinities, some territories and nations, people are fighting". Go to the Middle East, people have not seen an end to the trouble there.” he added.
The Eastern Regional Chairman of the Veterans Association of Ghana, Emmanuel Kwame Osei stated that government was committed to support the veterans and had promulgated a law, ACT 844 (2012) in that regard. He urged veterans to visit their respective districts and presents their projects to District Chief Executives for assistance.
He appealed to the media to campaign for the veterans which was the oldest administration in the world.