The Minority in Parliament has called for the resignation of the Defence Minister Dominic Nitiwul following the actions of Operation Vanguard of the sixth battalion in Tamale.
The military men were deployed to halt the activities of illegal sand winning and in the cause of their task burnt down 14 tipper trucks alongside an excavators and motorbikes in the Nawuni near Kumbungu where they transport illegally mined sand.
Speaking on the floor of Parliament, the Kumbungu Member of Parliament stated that the act by the military was not democratic and it is the violation of the fundamental human rights of the truck owners.
He said, “the burning down of 14 tipper trucks, an excavator and several motorbikes is an egregious violation of the fundamental human rights of the tipper truck operators.”
The Defence Minister while arguing on the floor of Parliament has defended the actions of the military saying it was not the first time such an action has been taken to protect the environment.
He said, “This is not the first time that the Ghana Armed Forces or through the government has a decision to stop people through the use of force and burning.”