- Soldiers are being encouraged to remain chaste in their line of work
- Minister of defense says engaging in intimate relations while on duty amounts to firing
All Ghanaian soldiers on peace missions are being warned against sleeping with women while on duty.
Minister of defense, Dominic Ntiwul, says such acts by soldiers could see them either being sacked or lose their rank
According to Dominic Ntiwul, it is the duty of Ghanaian soldiers to behave like Catholic priests whenever they go on peace missions.
The minister believes sleeping with civilians makes peacekeeping a difficult task hence the need to stop it.
“You cannot have intimate relations with the people who you are going to help maintain peace, neither can you have the sexual relationship between opposite sex,” he stated.
Nitiwul, who is also a Member of Parliament, announced that a Legislative Instrument (L.I) is currently before Parliament, seeking to increase the duration of engagement for soldiers from 25 years to 30 years.
He admonished them to remain disciplined and to protect the territories of the country.
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