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General News of Monday, 29 January 2018

Source: Daniel Kaku

Security under Akufo-Addo government excellent - CVM

Concerned Voters Movement (CVM), has stated that the security situation in Ghana has been improved well and continue to transform under the good leadership of President Akufo-Addo led administration.

Many Ghanaians have witnessed and still witnessing some insecurity happenings in the country since the NPP took the affairs since 2017.

Recent situation in the minds of Ghanaians is, on January 15, 2018, the Police at Odorkor, a suburb of Accra, Ghana’s capital arrested three persons in possession of a cache of explosives.

One of the suspects is believed to be a member of the dreaded terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

The development came on the backs of warnings by Security analysts last year that Ghana was at a tipping point of instability, forecasting an infiltration of ISIS terrorist network into the country by 2020.

With this, the communication team member of the opposition National Democratic Congress in the Ashanti Region, Kwaku Asafo Adjei has called on President Akufo-Addo to resign as a President of Ghana even before his four-year mandate ends on January 7, 2021.

According to Asafo Adjei, President Akufo-Addo has failed drastically in handling security issues in the country despite being Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Arm Forces.

"President Akufo-Addo is running a parallel security, he doesn’t even care about protecting the police simply because he has given Invincible Forces, Killer Nkoto Babies, Delta Force, Kandahar-Boys power to operate freely hence the killing of Police officers continuously in the country”, he explained.

In a sharp rebuttal, the Founder and President of Concerned Voters Movement (CVM), Mr. Razak Kojo Opoku has indicated that the security issues under the President Akufo-Addo led administration is very intact but were worst under NDC administration hence the NDC doesn't have moral right to accuse President Akufo-Addo of insecurity happenings in the country.

"Before coming into Government, the state of Ghana's security was very very bad under the John Mahama's Administration. A lot of atrocities happened in the era of era of the NDC Administration which they failed to manage", he emphasized.

Rhetorically, he asked what killed the former President Professor John Evans Atta Mills.

He also asked the NDC where was the security when killing took place and recorded 684, 584 robbery cases in 2010 and 2011 respectively.

He revealed that under President Akufo-Addo's Government, the state of Ghana's security has improved significantly especially in the areas of Ecological Security, National Security, Food Security, Employment Security, Health Security, and Financial and Economic Security.

Below is the full statement

SECURITY UNDER PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO'S GOVERNMENT IS EXCELLENT - CVM

Within one year in office, President Akufo-Addo's Government has done very well to improve and continue to transform the Security situation in Ghana.

Before coming into Government, the state of Ghana's Security was very very bad under the John Mahama's Administration. A lot of atrocities happened in the era of the NDC Administration which they failed to manage.

These are some of the records of the NDC as far as security issues were concerned in Ghana;

Where was the Security Men when the killing took place?

1. 684 Robbery cases recorded in 2010.

2. 584 Robbery cases recorded in 2011.

3. 989 Robbery cases recorded in 2012.

4. 1, 235 Robbery cases recorded in 2013.

5. 1, 116 Robbery cases recorded in 2014.

6. 1, 411 Robbery cases recorded in 2015.

7. 1, 678 Robbery cases recorded in 2016.

8. 10, 476 Murder cases recorded between 2009 to 2016.

11. 12, 992 Rape cases recorded between 2009 to 2016.

12. General crime rate recorded 4, 715 cases in 2015, 4, 738 cases in 2014 and 4,845 cases in 2013.

13. Menace of Fulani Herdsmen killing innocent Ghanaian Farmers.

14. Uncountable and uncontrollable tribal conflicts.

15. Chinese galamseyers killing innocent Ghanaians, destroying our lands and water bodies.

16. Arrival of GITMO 2

However, under President Akufo-Addo's Government, the state of Ghana's Security has improved significantly especially in the areas of;

1.Ecological Security

Due to the successful fight against galamsey, now our lands are being protected and water bodies are in the process of restoring to their former glory.

2.National Security

General crime rates, murder cases, robbery cases and rape cases have reduced significantly.

The Chinese galamseyers are no more and pragmatic measures are being put in place to fight against the killing of Ghanaians by the Fulani Herdsmen.

3.Food Security

The Planting for Food and Jobs policy and other Agricultural policies of Akufo-Addo's Government have contributed to the attainment of food security in the Country.

4.Employment(Jobs) Security

More employment opportunities have been created through the various policies and initiatives by this Government to address the concerns of unemployment in the Country.

5.Health Security

All the debts of NHIS has been settled, restoration of allowance for nurses trainees, prompt payment of Doctors and expansion of existing healthcare facilities.

6.Financial & Economic Security

stability of the cedi, reduction of inflation to 11%, reduction of policy rate of Bank of Ghana to 21%, payment of contractors, solved dumsor etc.

President Akufo-Addo's Government by the end of first term will address the other challenges facing the Security sector in terms of fully resourcing the security forces in the Country.

...Signed...

Razak Kojo Opoku

(CVM Founder & President)