5 tough questions about Ghana's security Ghanaians are asking IGP

5 tough questions about Ghana's security Ghanaians are asking IGP

One of the major issues bothering the minds of Ghanaians is security.There has been a recent rise in armed robbery lately with robbers not only taking away valuables and hard cash but also leaving victims either emotionally traumatized or killed.

Following the rise in these cases, the police department embarked on a massive reshuffle exercise as a government the advice of security personnel deployed a team of both police and military officers to check crime across the country.

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But in the midst of all these Ghanaians are asking so many questions about the Inspector General of Police, David Asante-Apeatu. YEN.com.gh compiles a list of these questions to the IGP.

1. The question to resign

Some readers of YEN.com.gh believe asking the question of when the IGP will resign is in the right place especially when the recent spate of crime in the country is evidence enough that his authority is not that effective.

2. The question of where COP Kofi Boakye is

Many Ghanaians want the return of COP Kofi Boakye, one of the remarkable police officers who has managed to fight crime using his skills and power. Readers of YEN.com.gh believe his comeback could turn things around.

3. The question of how Ghana is fighting crime now

Our readers want to know the various strategies or reforms the Ghana police department is employing to fight crime and insecurity in the country. They want to hear about new strategies, not old ones.

4. The question of whether police uniforms must be changed

Some readers believe the color of police uniforms are not favoring them. According to some readers, a change in the uniform could help improve the effectiveness of the police.

5. The question of whether all community police officers were screened before employed

Readers of YEN.com.gh believe the rise in crime could also be linked to some community police officers who may be in bed with these criminals. They want answers since most of them doubt their trust on these officers.

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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.

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Nii Ayi Ayitey Nii Ayi Ayitey, aka Charles Ayitey, is an experienced journalist who covered Current Affairs news for Yen.com.gh from 2015-2021. He also worked for such companies as Multimedia Group Limited, Scooper, and Face2Face Africa. Nii Ayi Ayitey holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication and Media Studies from the Ghana Institute of Journalism (2015). Currently, he's studying at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.