‘We need concerted effort to fight crime’ –MP


The Member of Parliament for the Mfantseman Constituency, Madam Ophelia Mensah Hayford has called for a concerted effort in the fight against crime in the country.

‘The recent happenings show that we are dealing with a different breed of crime, our normal, security issues had to do with robbing in the night, however in recent times we witness broad daylight robbery, and this is a call for concern ’ she stated.

She made the statement in an interview with Kwaku Aboagye Apenteng on Freedom Radio’s ‘Yen Man’ show, when she spoke on the recent robbery of a bullion van in JamesTown,where a police officer and a civilian were shot.

Indicating that, it’s unfortunate that such an incident happened, but assured that, there were lots of measures being put in place to help address security issues in the country.

She called on citizens to be more vigilant because ‘for all you know these bullion van robbers had done some form of surveillance in the area and realised that they could have their way through’ she said.

She said the incident could be described as an occupational hazard, however, going forward measures will be put in place so that such hazards leading to the death of people is reduced.

Madam Mensah Hayford, said it is part of the government’s plans to retool the Ghana Police Service with equipment and logistics to aid them in the combat of crime.

Indicating that, the Ghana Police is on top of issues and that the wheel of justice grinds slowly, therefore after arrest is made culprits have to be given fair hearing to ascertain the real truth before finally they could be prosecuted.

She hinted that there was nothing like insecurity in the country, because measures have been laid down to curb the erupting crimes in the country.





Story by Kwame Akoto/

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