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‘Ghanaians feel insecure’ – Mahama wants gov’t action


Former President John Mahama has given his assessment of the country’s security situation, describing it as poor.

“My assessment will be based on how Ghanaians feel and in my conversations with ordinary Ghanaians, they feel more insecure today than they did in the past.

“There seems to be a spate of robberies, there are issues that didn’t exist before like kidnapping of children and so on. And then we feel a real threat of terrorism,” Mr Mahama said Monday.

The former President, who is seeking a comeback in 2020, made the comments on Citi FM’s Point Blank, a current affairs programme.

He said although the threat of terrorism has always been there because of the activities of Boko Haram in the Sahel region, “recent reports show that some of these incidents are getting closer to Ghana.”

He said the recent attacks in Burkina Faso and others in Cote d’Ivoire has heightened the sense of insecurity among Ghanaians.

“Security is important because it is necessary for societal progress. Without security, if people don’t feel secure, it affects investments; it makes people anxious and it affects development.

“And so security is something that Government needs to take seriously and, I believe that with the different dimensions of security scare, Government needs to take another look at what it is doing to make sure that we all feel safe,” he urged.

He has, therefore, urged Ghanaians to assist security agencies to keep the country safe from any attack.

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