Resource Security Agencies Adequately To Fight Crime - House Of Chiefs To Akufo-Addo
National House of Chiefs has charged President Akufo Addo to provide the country’s security agencies with the necessary logistics to fight crime effectively in country. Speaking at a National House of Chiefs’ engagement in Kumasi, President of the House, Ogyeahoho Yaw Gyebi, said the police are unable to effectively fight crime due
to a lack of necessary logistics to aid their work. We are also appealing to government to provide the men and women in uniform with necessary logistics to discharge their duties in a sound and secure environment. The House also calls on the financial institutions to comply with the Bank of Ghana’s directives for all the banks to
procure bulletproof bullion vans to protect the police officers and bank officials. House of Chiefs’ call comes in the wake of a rise in robberies in Ghana, particularly in the national capital, Accra. Police officers have been injured or killed in some of the robbery incidents. In July 2021, General Constable, Emmanuel Osei was shot by
armed robbers at the Jamestown while on a bullion van escort duty and following the unfortunate incident, the Inspector General of Police at the time, James Oppong-Boanuh threatened his outfit will withdraw its services if the banks also fail to provide them with the necessary logistics to protect its officers.