Parliament has asked the Defence Minister to immediately withdraw the military personnel assisting the installation of prepaid meters at Lower Manya Krobo in the Eastern Region.
According to him, the withdrawal will help bring calm to the community.
“We are also directing that the Minister for Defence withdraws the military attaché in the area for the time being for us to address certain matters, I so direct.”
The Speaker gave the directive after the House had deliberated on the matter.
The issue was first tabled by Member of Parliament for the area, Ebenezer Okletey Terlabi.
The MP argued that the presence of military men is heightening tensions in the community.
The military men were deployed to the community after the staff of ECG had been assaulted by the residents in the area in an attempt to install new meters in the area.
The ECG justified the use of military personnel during the exercise.
But the MP said it was not proper hence the need for the military to be withdrawn.