A statement issued by the Director of Public Relations of the Ghana Armed Forces, Colonel Aggrey-Quashie condemned the publication, said to be a satirical piece by a website, and called for seriousness and circumspection in dealing with serious matters.
Below is the full statement:
PUBLICATION ON GAF SENDING HELICOPTERS TO HELP FIGHT ISIS IS FALSE
The attention of the Ghana Armed Forces has been drawn to a misleading publication on GhanaCelebrities.Com, claiming that the website has information, purporting that Ghana intends to send six (6) helicopters to Syria to help fight ISIS. This publication is TOTALY FALSE and must be treated with the contempt it deserves.
The Ghana Armed Forces further wishes to draw the attention of GhanaCelebrities.Com’s Managing Editor, whose name is published as Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri, that though the publication indicates that the piece was put together by its satirical team, such serious matters bordering on ISIS and international security cannot be toyed with but rather with seriousness and circumspection.
Considering the recent tragic incident in France, such satirical pieces are in bad taste and casts a slur on the country’s international reputation.
Accordingly, the Managing Editor is advised to immediately withdraw the inappropriate publication which seeks to ridicule the leadership of the Ghana Armed Forces and the country as a whole.
The Ghana Armed Forces once again wishes to state categorically that the publication placed on the GhanaCelebrities.Com website that Ghana intends to send six (6) helicopters to Syria to help fight ISIS is TOTALY FALSE and therefore urges the general public and readers to disregard it.
COLONEL E AGGREY-QUASHIE
Director Public Relations