Security in Ghana has over the past few months been under threats. The recent being an attempt on a Catholic Church at Hamile in the Upper West Region.
In the wake of all these security threats including armed robbery, kidnapping and attacks on churches, many have called on government and the security apparatus to up their game to prevent these unfortunate incidents.
Speaking on GBC’s Current Affairs Programme, “Talking Point”, Director General, Public Affairs Directorate, Ghana Police Service, ACP David Eklu said even though the Crime Index indicates that Accra is a safest place to be, it does not mean Ghana has been left off the hook. He then said the country’s security challenges must be addressed from its root cause.
ACP Eklu also called on government to tighten security at the borders and within the country since the dynamics can change. He further charged duty bearers to be candid on security issues in order not put fear in the people.
The Chairman of the National Peace Council, Most Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante said while it is a fact that the country needs to place much priority on security, it must be careful not to create a panic situation that may affect the economy.
A Security Analyst, Adam Bonaa recommended that government puts up police posts, at least after every 200 metres on the highways with two policemen to check criminal activities. He then urged Ghanaians to take personal precautions to prevent attacks on them.