March 26, 2014

The Member of Parliament for Dome/Kwabenya constituency, Hon. Sarah Adwoa Safo has called on her constituents to readily provide tip offs and information to the police to enable them effect arrest of suspected characters in the constituency.

This, she noted, would help stem the tide of armed robbery which has bedeviled her people for quite sometime now.

She said the upsurge of the activities of armed robbers have become more pronounced, scary and dangerous to the lives of her people, hence the need for all hands to be on deck to help nip the canker in the bud.

The Dome/Kwabenya lawmaker made this observation when she donated 131 street lights to all Assembly members within her constituency as part of measures to tighten security in the area.

She disclosed that her office had been bombarded with many complaints regarding security failure, thereby, exposing them to the vagaries of armed robbery.

She told the Assembly members that what has made the situation even more precarious was that fact that some of the calls had come from the police themselves which meant that swift measures were needed to arrest the situation .

She asserted that the police have not been proactive in discharging their duties due to unavailability of logistics.

She assured her constituents that she would collaborate effectively with the security agencies to help curb the upsurge of armed robbery.

She noted that she was committed to fighting crime, hence, the provision of the streetlights to brighten up obscure areas within the constituency.

“The provision of the street light will serve as a disincentive to the operations of robbers whose activities are normally under the cover of darkness,” she noted.

The young and energetic MP stressed that so far over 600 hundred street lights were not functioning in her constituency and has therefore tasked experts to assess them and see how they could be brought back to good use.

She said the street lights will be distributed devoid of party lines and therefore asked all Assembly men including electoral coordinators to come together and decide on where the lights should be fixed.

She said she has contracted very technical and competent hands to do the installations when they decide on where they must be fixed.