June 4, 2020

First Deputy Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament, Joseph Osei-Owusu has appealed to the Interior and National Security Ministries to provide Districts in Bekwai and Manso/Adubia with police as they recruit new personnel.

According to him in the wake of increasing armed robbery in the Bekwai and Adubia Districts because of lack of security personnel there is the urgent need for that and appealed to the two security sectors to urgently attend to their needs.

Contributing to a statement made by the Member of Parliament for Manso/Adubia the first Deputy Speaker point out that the area is large and the robbers target largely the gold traders because there is a lot of mining activities going on there.

Again, from Districts in Bekwai to Adubia, he added that there are small scale mining activities going on and the robbery leads to huge amount of money and people’s lives being lost in the process.

“It is time to zoom in that area for the purpose of security and I suggest that the national security provide sufficient armory and I have had the opportunity to make representation in that regard most especially the Bekwai division is quite large”.

Mr. Osei-Owusu pointed out further that the latest robbery resulted in the death of the driver of the District Chief Executive (DCE), as telephone penetration is very low linking the two constituencies – Bekwai and Adubia.

“There is a place where when you stand you do not get access to any of the networks in the country, and the robbers take advantage of that to indulge in their activities. They block the road leading to Bekwai Municipal Police Directorate, hence the divisional command has pointed out that they do not have sufficient men and women”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com