Security expert calls for collective action towards promoting security

By Radio Mak || Zulaiha Alhassan


Insecurity issues in the country keep worsening as the days go by. The situation in the Upper West Region was not different.
Several factors accounted for this, including inadequate resources and logistics for the limited number of security personnel in the region to operate with.
Even as it was a common phenomenon for one to blame the spate of insecurity in the country including armed robbery, kidnapping and murder among others on negligence of the security agencies, it must also be stated unequivocally that political interference in security matters and irresponsible parenting were also contributing factors.
This reiterate the need for all well meaning Ghanaians recognize security issues as a collective responsibility.
In an interview with the Upper West Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector Gideon Ohene Boateng in Wa on Tuesday, he indicated that, ”we cannot rule out the possibility of crime in the society, but the people have to be vigilant”.
He also urged the public not to hesitate to call the police in case of any suspected security friction or attack.
A former career Diplomat and a Security Analyst, Mr Kwaku Bawine, popularly known as Son of Man, said “several factors accounts for the insecurity in the Upper West Region in particular”.
He further said, “everybody including the government has a role to play in managing the security situation in the region and Ghana at large”.
Mr Bawine also noted that, the activities and behaviour of some politicians influences the activities of these criminals.
He urged the government to establish proper technical institutions in order to equip the youth with skills so as to mitigate the situation.
Meanwhile, Dr Hafiz Bin- Salih, the Upper West Regional Minister, said at a recent press briefing in Wa that the government was working to ensure absolute security of the people and urged the public to report suspicious characters or persons to the police.

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