Ghana is safer than other countries – Ambrose Dery

The Minister in charge of Interior, Ambrose Dery, has boldly rejected the notion that the the fight against crime has been lost by government.

He is of the view that the recent incidents of crime in the country does not mean that crime is on the rise.

Reports of recent robbery attacks in Ghana have put fear in some citizens, who have called on the government and security agencies to work hard to salvage the situation.

The Minority in Parliament for instance, has urged President Akufo-Addo to show leadership in dealing with the recent rise in violent crimes in the country.

James Agalga who is the the Ranking Member on the Defence and Interior Committee in Parliament, addressed the media on behalf the caucus and stressed that the killing of policemen in such attacks was further worsening the police-to-civilian ratio in the country.

“Four more years for Nana [Akufo-Addo] has begun with a rise in crime. Ghanaians no longer feel safe compared to our immediate past. Violent crime-related cases, particularly robbery, are shaking the foundations of our nation, and it is only fair and a duty for us to call on the Nana Akufo-Addo administration to up its game.”

“We are calling on the President, Chairman of the Security Council, Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces to ensure the peace and security in a country that has remained an oasis of peace in a troubled region is not compromised.”

However the Interior Minister disagrees, insisting that government is up to the task.

“What we should know is that the criminals continue to change the modules and we have to be changing with them and the police is doing all it can. We have not lost control. I always want to emphasise that, we need to go to neighbouring countries to see what is happening there, but we are not in the same league with them.”

“We want to do better than we are doing now, but believe me, Ghana is safe; that is why all the other countries are running to Ghana.”

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