Human Rights Reporters Worried Over Increased Crime

From Michael Boateng, Sunyani

Fred Tettey Alarti-Amoako - Brong Ahafo Regional President, HRRN

The Brong-Ahafo Chapter of the Human Rights Reporters Network (HRRN), Ghana chapter, of the Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) has called on government to establish what it terms ‘Security Posts’ at vantage points along the country’s highways to help reduce crime.

Speaking to journalists in Sunyani recently, the Regional President of the Network, Fred Tettey Alarti-Amoako expressed dismay over the upsurge of crime, especially armed robbery in recent times.

The Network also urged security agencies, especially the Ghana Police Service to adopt innovative strategies to combat crime in the country.

Fred Alarti-Amoako said even though the police administration claims that the general statistics across the country shows that crime has reduced by eight percent as at September this year, the crime situation still looked very awful.

According to him, consistent killing of policemen by armed robbers must ginger the police to clamp down on armed robbery in the country.

Mr. Alarti-Amoako appealed to government to resource the security services, especially the police, to make it more efficient and proactive.

With Christmas approaching, the HRRN President reminded the police that criminals will intensify their nefarious activities and asked the police to also adopt new tactics to successfully crack down on the criminals.

Mr. Alarti-Amoako, who is also the Brong-Ahafo Regional Editor of Daily Guide, asked the general public to release information about criminals living in their areas to the security agencies for their arrest. He urged the media to collaborate with the police and other security agencies to help combat crime in the country.

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