- The APC flagbearer has said the tragic death of Captain Mahama could scare off investors
- He believes it is imperative that the security forces offer assurance of a safe society
- He commended the army for remaining calm and patient through this time
The founder and leading candidate of the All Peoples Congress (APC), Hassan Ayariga has expressed doubt at the country's foreign investment prospects, following the death of an army officer by mob justice.
According to Mr. Ayariga, investors will hesitate to search for business opportunities here if they do not feel assured at the level of security and security personnel effectively monitoring the country.
"We can’t sit and watch people put the law into their hands. President Nana Addo is the boss of security in the country. Others traveling to Dubai for business is because there is 0.04 percent violence and 98.6% security is guaranteed in Dubai…," he stated.
Hassan Ayariga further argued that the country can only proudly speak of its fine attributes once it has tackled the security concerns raised, and has effectively convinced the investors that the country is safer that as advertised on social media.
He further noted Ghanaians needed to be assured of their safety as it i part of the rights of every citizen to enjoy some form of security.
The APC flagbearer further tasked the government to ensure that the citizenry need not worry about their own safety, stating "What happened to the captain is not the best. People are lynched for no reason. Instances like this bring about civil war. If the army had not control themselves there would have been civil war."
Hassan Ayariga's comments come in the wake of the tragic murder of Captain Maxwell A. Mahama, who was lynched by some residents of the Denkyira-Obuasi town after they mistook him for an armed robber.
The incident caused widespread outrage across the country, with several calls for the swiftest of punishments to be placed on the culprits.
So far, about 42 suspects have been remanded in custody in connection with the incident.
Meanwhile, the family of the late captain have received numerous support from public officials, especially from President Akufo-Addo who has pledged a memorial fund to be opened in the late captain's name.
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