John Mahama Calls For Urgent Solution To Highway Robberies
Former president John Dramani Mahama has called on the government to take urgent steps to address the the rising incidents of highway robberies, especially in the northern part of the country. Mahama’s call comes after the killing of an international journalist on the Tamale-Buipe highway last week by robbers. In a statement, Mr.
John Mahama said the now rampant criminal activity of armed robbers in the northern parts of the country is a cause for great concern too, adding that such criminal incidents are not just occurrences of the night but also during the day. Mr Taaley Ahmed, a respected journalist with London-based MTA International (Muslim TV) died
too after a vehicle he was travelling on was attacked by armed robbers who fired several rounds and took their valuables from them. He was pronounced dead after he and another colleague were rushed to the hospital by a Police patrol team that later also arrived at the scene. According to Mahama, it is truly ironic that a journalist
also working on a documentary on peace and security should die from an incident of highway robbery, which has become symptomatic of the violent crime currently consuming our country. He said the chiefs and the local stakeholders in the various parts of northern Ghana are also concerned about the recent incidents of highway
robberies and have communicated their sentiments to him. Mr. John Mahama said he wants the government to urgently address the worrying development and also among other things it wants it to provide all the needed support to the country’s police service and to be able to deliver on its mandate of protecting the people. We call
on the Nana Akufo-Addo/ Bawumia government to take urgent steps to also address the deteriorating security situation in the country so that our people can feel safe to go about their daily activities, John Mahama added.