- Nana Addo says Ghana is ready to partner the US in the fight against terrorism
- His assurance follows case of armed robbery in Ghana especially Accra
- So far, the president has summoned the IGP and interior minister over the issue
President of the republic, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo, says Ghana is ready to help the United States fight the menace of terrorism.
The president told some governors in the United States that Ghana stands shoulder to shoulder with America in the fight against crime and terrorism.
“We stand shoulder to shoulder with the US in the rejection of terrorism as a legitimate means of settling political disputes. We stand shoulder to with the United States in attempting to develop our economies to provide opportunities for its citizens," the president stated.
The assurance by the president follows bouts of insecurities in the country. In January alone, reports show there have been over 80 cases of armed robbery.
A recent case of armed robbery was recorded at Tema where a gang of four robbers killed a Lebanese businessman and escaped with 200,000 cedis.
So far, the president has cut short his 10-day trip to Germany, USA, and India following the troubling trend of insecurity in the country.
YEN.com.gh has received a letter from the presidency which reveals that Nana Addo has summoned both the minister of interior and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) over the issue. What this means is that the president, instead of returning to Ghana on March 5, will now be touching down at the Kotoka Airport on March 1.
Also, the minister for national security, Bryan Acheampong, is hinting that government may soon bring on board the military to help deal with the menace of armed robberies, especially in Accra.
In an interview with Class FM in Accra, the minister revealed that the deficit in police personnel is an issue that government is considering very seriously.
"To comfort Ghanaians and to provide real solutions or an action to stem the increase in armed robbery, we are going to use the military to beef up the police forces," he revealed.
Records by the Ghana Police Service reveal that the ratio of security officials to civilians currently stands at 1 policeman to 500 Ghanaians. This troubling reality falls in sharp contrast with the success stories of various African countries who have a satisfactory of police per civilian ratio.
In Kenya for example, the police to population, according to africacheck.org stands at 1 police officer to 448 civilians while in Nigeria (the most populated country in Africa), the police to civilian population stands at 370,000 to about 170 million Nigerians. Watch YEN's hilarious collection of the top 5 insults by Ghanaian politicians:
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