Christian Village residents appeal for adequate security

Laudia Sawer

Ashaiman, June 16, GNA
– The Justice and Security Sub-Committee of the Ashaiman Municipal Assembly
(ASHMA) has appealed to the Ministry for the Interior and Ministry of Defense
to collaborate and provide residents of Christian Village the needed security.

Residents of Christian
Village and Official town, suburbs of Ashaiman, are living in fear due to the
increase in armed robberies in the area.

According to the
residents, they stay awake during the night as the criminals patrol the area on
motorbikes and break into people’s home.

Nii Ayiku Osabutey,
Chairman of the Justice and Security Sub-Committee of ASHMA, told the Ghana
News Agency that the two ministries must collaborate to give the area the
needed personnel to patrol the area.

Mr Osabutey, who is
the assemblyman for Official town electoral area, explained that the
Municipality does not have enough police personnel to provide the needed
security for the area which armed robbers have taken advantage of to terrorize

He added that the
Ministry of Defence could provide the Municipality with military patrols to
augment the work of the police and ensure that residents went about their
businesses in peace.

He said the Committee
over the years had formed watch dog committees in communities but because they
operated without arms and ammunitions, members could not match the armed
robbers who used implements and sophisticated weapons.

He noted that the
Committee would ensure that the Assembly provided more police posts in the
Municipality to ward off criminal activities.

Mr Charles Kissi,
Assemblyman for the Niiman electoral area, on his part, said he initiated some
security measures in some communities including formation of watchdog
committees and gating facilities.

Mr Kissi however
stated that it was unfortunate that most residents of Christian village refused
to attend community meetings to initiate some of the security measures.

He also urged them to
report suspicious characters to the police as those criminals terrorizing them
resided in the community.


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