March 2, 2018

Minister of the Interior Ambrose Dery has said government is in the process of getting helicopters, drones and vehicles for the Police Service to combat crime in the country.

He made this remarks in an interview after answering an urgent question on the floor of the House on Wednesday on the recent upsurge of crime most especially robbery in the capital.

“I want to assure you that we are containing the situation effectively, in the past it has been a general approach to crime and being reactive the law has provided that in terms of security matters, you can have sole sourcing we might have to do that quickly to get things in”.

The Police Service over the years has complained about lack of logistics to fight crime following armed robbery attacks on mobile money vendors and forex bureaus.

Two separate daylight robbery cases were recorded in Accra on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, one in North Kaneshie and the other one at Royal Motors in Accra.

In the case of Royal Motors, the robbers stormed the premises of the automobile company and made away with huge sums of money believed to be the company’s sales for the day.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/