Old-Tafo crisis has not affected Ghana's national security - Kwesi Aning reveals

Old-Tafo crisis has not affected Ghana's national security - Kwesi Aning reveals

-Kwesi Aning has expressed that despite the ongoing clashes in the nation, Ghana's national security is still strong

- The security analyst has revealed the need for government to learn from the mistakes made from the disturbing clashes

- Government has thus imposed a curfew on the conflict-stricken Old-Tafo  

Old-Tafo crisis has not affected Ghana's national security - Kwesi Aning reveals

Security analyst Kwesi Aning says government would have to do more to prevent future clashes in the country

Security analyst with the Kofi-Anan Center of Peacekeeping, Dr Kwesi Aning has revealed that despite the outstretch of violent clashes and killings in the country, Ghana's national security still remains robust.

 

Expressing his assessment of  the aftermath of the recent clashes at Old Tafo, Dr Aning in an interview with Class FM in Accra explained that Ghana's national security still remained stronger especially as the nation prepares for the November 7th elections.

I don’t think in generality, our security is under threat. They are disturbing developments that we need to be watchful about …we should learn from some of the failures, but as a whole, I wouldn’t say the nation is under threat, no , very far from it,he argued.

Violent clashes in Old Tafo in the Ashanti Region on Wednesday February 10, led to the vandalisation of cars, mosques, churches and stalls. Several people sustained injuries with some deaths rumored although the Police have not yet confirmed any. The clashes were between a predominantly Muslim community and some locals in the area over a cemetery.

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Meanwhile, a curfew has been imposed on residents of old Tafo in Kumasi due to the bloody clash between Muslim youth and traditional authorities over a piece of land Wednesday afternoon.

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