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General News of Wednesday, 24 January 2018


Security: 'We’re in control' – Government

Ambrose Dery, Minister for the Interior Ambrose Dery, Minister for the Interior

The government is fully in control of the security situation in the country, Ambrose Dery, Minister for the Interior, has said.

According to him, although there are a few challenges with the security system, the entire machinery is not broken.

His comments follow an attack on the Kwabenya police post by a group of armed robbers who freed seven suspects from the station and killed one officer on Sunday.

Addressing the media after hours of a crucial meeting between Defence and Interior Committee of Parliament, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and other government officials on Tuesday January 23, Mr Dery indicated that these happenings do not suggest that government has lost its grip over the security situation in the country.

“There are challenges with our security and we will deal with it. Has government lost control over security? No. Can we do better? Yes…And we are going to work together to deal with the issue,” he said.

He further assured that government will arrest all the suspects involved in the Kwabenya incident.

“The Police are on top of it. They are investigating it. They are making progress. We believe we will get back the people who have perpetrated it and we will deal with it,” he underscored.

“I believe we need to confront the situation. How can we make it better. We have to work together and see how several ministries can come together. We need to deal with it. We have to get a sustainable way of dealing with it,” he added.

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