The President of IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe, has questioned Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery’s stance that there is no cause for alarm as Ghana is relatively safer than other countries in the sub-region.
In his response to the defense minister’s comment on the assertion that the government has not lost the fight against crime. Insisting that the recent incidents of crime do not mean that crime is on the increase.
“We want to do better than we are doing now, but believe me, Ghana is safe; that is why all the other countries are running to Ghana”
Mr. Franklin Cudjoe responded that, “The Interior Minister suggests that Ghana is relatively safer than other countries. He was the same person who suggested that the country wasn’t safe, so we needed police protection for the MPs.” He added that,
“What informed this type of talk? In one breath, MPs need to be provided with police protection because the country is not safe and in another, the country is relatively safe. It appears as if the citizenry is lost in all these conversations” he lamented.
Recent reports of robbery attacks have put fear in some citizens, who have called on the government and the security agencies to up their game to arrest the situation.