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General News of Monday, 18 January 1999

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Minister calls for public support for security agencies

Cape Coast (Central Region) 18 Jan. '99

The central regional minister, Lt. Col (rtd) Charles Agbenaza has asked the public to give useful information to the security services to assist them curb the high incidents of criminal activities in the country. The security agencies need the support and co-operation of all law-abiding citizens to ensure peace in the country, he said. The regional minister made the call when he addressed officers and men of the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) in the central region at an end-of-year party at Cape Coast at the weekend. The annual reception was for the first time attended by some heads of public organisations including the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, Ghana News Agency, Trade Union Congress and the State Transport Company. Col. Agbenaza said everybody has a role in ensuring peace adding ''if Ghana is peaceful everybody will have a peaceful sleep''. Madam Victoria Naomi Bonney, Cape Coast municipal chief executive, expressed concern about the high incidence of rape cases and other crimes in the society.