Police Should Be Proactive – Hon "Guarantee"

The NPP Member of Parliament (MP) for Fanteakwa, Hon. Kwabena Amankwah Asiama, popularly known as Hon Guarantee has asked the Ghana Police Service to be ‘proactive’ and not reactive in discharging their duties and avoid an had i known situation.

According to him, had the police responded promptly to the initial act of vandalism by the youth of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), ‘the issue of burning vehicles and offices would not have started in the first place’.

Hon Guarantee was reacting to the agitation that arose between the youth of the NDC following nominations of District Chief Executives and the fact that they don’t approve of some of them.

Contributing to a panel discussion on Tuesday’s edition of ‘Kokrokoo’ Hon Amankwah Asiama said the country is already faced with economic challenges and “the little money that has been squeezed to buy government vehicles has been burnt. It is not right to take the laws into your own hands. There are a lot of ways to send your message across”

“Some of the regional ministers are saying that even if the person is rejected he or she will be brought back…that is what causes some of these agitations sometimes.

“Some of the blame can also be laid at the doorstep of the police service. Sometimes they sit or wait for issues to aggravate before they intervene…We plead with the police to be proactive as well as the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI)… They should not allow the political parties to take the laws into their own hands before trying to solve it. Otherwise it will seem like we don’t take decisions that will help but always wait till it is too late.”

The Fanteakwa North MP was also of the view that if the DCEs were elected, some of these issues could be avoided.

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