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Cape Coast, 14th October, 2020,
Security and safety expert Adam Bona has asserted that “Ghana is not in a state of insecurity”. “I feel more confident walking on the streets of Accra than on the street of London”. He said on the streets of London “Until Covid-19, there were more knife attacks than it happened in Ghana”. He said Ghana is no where near a state of insecurity.
He expounded that a state of insecurity is a situation where almost of everything isn’t working. “You cannot go to the hospital or market and where government must use helicopters to airlift food and other valuables to other places”. “When that happens, then we can say we are in a state of insecurity” he claimed.
He was speaking to Kwaku Annan on the ‘The Seat Show’ on Net2tv today, Wednesday 14th October, 2020 assessing the security situation in Ghana.
The security analyst went ahead to claim that, “Over 90% of Ghanaians would go to bed safe and wake up in peace and go about their normal duties”. But, was quick to add that, the brewing situation with the Western Togolanders is what can through the country into a state of insecurity.
He explained further that, we have some incidence of insecurity in some parts of the country but “to say we are in a state of insecurity is to abuse the word or to have used it wrongly” he affirmed.
Further he added that, some of our security officials are sleeping on their jobs. “The whole business of security is intelligence but unfortunately, the intelligence wing of our country isn’t working as it’s suppose to” he postulated.
He continued that he expects to see a lot of moving around within the security architecture. “When things are not going on well, you need to move people around”. “But when you put square pegs in round pegs, things wouldn’t work as it is supposed to be”.
Adam Bona however bemoaned political interference in security matters and said “Such things doesn’t help us as a people”. According to him some time past, he had personally gone to the IGP to make some enquiries. He continued that IGP told him the Speaker of Parliament then had spoken to him not to temper with that particular officer he had gone to make enquiries about.
Mr. Bona said Ghanaians should not panic because our dear motherland is not in a state of insecurity but urged the security agencies to up their game. According to him, in a situation where the police go to a robbery scene to do finger prints marching isn’t too good and ought to improve upon their intelligence gathering and act on it.
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