- IGP, David Asnte-Apeatu has asked Ghanaians to report criminal activities they see
- He said this is important as it helps protect one's family and property
The Inspector-General of the Ghana Police Service, David Asante-Apeatu, has called on Ghanaians to take the issue of personal safety and security seriously.
According to him, taking precautionary measures for one’s safety and that of his or her family was key to dealing with crime and the preservation of lives and properties.
Speaking in an interview with the Daily Graphic on the strategic decision of the Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL) to educate and inform Ghanaians on safety and security, Asante-Apeatu said the decision was a timely one.
He added that the decision could not have come at a better time, given the threat to individual and communal security, not only in Ghana but the entire sub-region.
The IGP said media organisations should not be interested only in the arrest and prosecution of criminals but also take issues of security and safety seriously.
That, he explained, involved not just informing and educating the populace but also assessing the security systems to ensure that things worked the right way for the good of the country.
He pointed out that private security organisations had a major role to play in this initiative by partnering state security agencies and the GCGL to ensure that Ghanaians benefited from all aspects of safety and security issues.
“The public should say something when they see something,” he said.
The IGP said he was hopeful that Ghanaians would take the subject matter seriously.
He also advised other security service providers, including technology firms, to support the GCGL in that endeavour.
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