Surveillance boost: Gov't to fix 10,000 CCTVs across the country to fight crime

Surveillance boost: Gov't to fix 10,000 CCTVs across the country to fight crime

- Government has decided to purchase 10,000 security cameras for National security operatives

- The Minister of Defense, Dominic Nitiwul, explained that this forms part of efforts aimed at reducing crime across the country

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Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that government has decided to purchase 10,000 security cameras for National security operatives.

According to a report by Citi News, this is under a nationwide surveillance program, dubbed the Alpha Project.

The Minister of Defense, Dominic Nitiwul, explained that this move is part of efforts aimed at reducing crime across the country and however assured Ghanaians that the government would continue to resource the Ghana Armed Forces in their quest to prioritize security at the country’s borders.

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“We are working on the Alpha project at the National Security so that we can have cameras all over the country. We have this in almost every region so that as crime is committed, they can monitor and rewind the CCTV to know what is happening.
This is being worked on, Parliament just passed the loan so we expect to have 10,000 cameras across the country [soon]," Nitiwul said.

In 2019, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia indicated that government was in the process of procuring 8,000 cameras to be deployed across the country as part of measures to boost the crime-fighting operations of the police.

He said the government was committed to resourcing the country’s police service to help it effectively fight crime.

He added that various measures have been taken to digitize the police’s information systems, noting that 1,000 cameras had already been deployed across the country.

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In other news, the District Chief Executive (DCE) of Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa, Isaac Odoom, has disclosed that he used part of the district assembly common fund for rituals to pacify the gods.

Answering to questions posed by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), the DCE said, after the completion of the new Breman Benin market, traders refused to move into it with the excuse that they would die if they moved there.

According to Odoom, constant persuasion by the market women forced the district assembly to kowtow to the request of the women by buying goats and Schnapps to purify the market.

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