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President Nana Akufo-Addo has said the Ghana Police Service and other security agencies will deal decisively with criminals in the country.
At the graduation ceremony of the 50th cadet officers’ corps in Accra, the president said: “I’m aware the recent incidents of violent crimes in some parts of the country have generated safety and security concerns from several sections of the populace”.
“I want to assure Ghanaians that the Police Service and, indeed, all the other security services, are determined to deal decisively with the threats posed by dangerous criminals and criminal syndicates,” he noted.
Within a week, robbers on motorbikes, in separate incidents, accosted two people at gunpoint – a woman in traffic at Apenkwa and a man at Weija – and robbed them.
The woman had just cashed 29,000 from the bank.
The robbers took it all away.
The president has urged the general public to assist the police to smoke out such criminals.
“We can help them succeed in this endeavour if we urge the police and the other security services on and give them as much support and cooperation in the fight as we can”.
“The government, in recognition of the difficulties and dangers confronting police personnel in the discharge of their duties, remains committed to resourcing the service through the provision of adequate personnel and logistics to enable them to deliver on their mandate,” he said.