Government to set up special security agency to fight crime - Akufo-Addo hints

Government to set up special security agency to fight crime - Akufo-Addo hints

President Akufo-Addo has revealed that government is in the process of establishing a special security agency devoted solely to gathering intelligence on the activities of crime groups, syndicates and potential trouble makers.

He said that the establishment of a domestic intelligence gathering agency would enable the security agencies enforce the law swiftly.

The president announced this on Wednesday evening, May 8,2019, at a meeting with the Council of Independent Churches at the Jubilee House in Accra.

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The president said a major challenge to the fight against crime in the country was the absence of an agency whose main responsibility is to gather intelligence on the identity, location and activities of criminals and potential trouble makers.

“If we have an organisation that can penetrate those crime groups, it strengthens the hand of the state in dealing with them,” he said.

He said although the country had adequate laws, their enforcement by the security agencies had not been as sharp as expected and indicated the goal of his administration was to ensure that when crimes were committed, the security agencies would be able to deal with them in a swift manner.

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“Sometimes there is too long a gap between the deed and the arrest of those who are responsible for it,” he said.

The President assured the religious group of his administration’s unwavering commitment to devise methods and new approaches to enhance the fight against crime and punish perpetrators severely and make communities safer.

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