Asunafo youth want B/A Minister, Police Commander replaced

Youth in the Asunafo District of the Brong Ahafo Region, have called for the immediate removal of both the Regional Minister and the Police Commander.

The youth say the two; Eric Opoku and DCOP Martin Atingani, are presiding over increasing insecurity in the region, especially in Asunafo South.

In a statement, the youth cataloged a series of crimes that have happened in the area, claiming such offenses have gone unpunished.

They include the shooting to death of a police officer in a robbery attack last Thursday.

“It has become a routine that market women are robbed of their valuables every Thursday on the Sankore-Kwapong-Noberkaw stretch,” the youth said in a statement, adding that “a journalist by name Abanga was also murdered on the same stretch about a year ago, but sadly nobody has been picked up. Latest is the sad manner with which CPL Lumor was shot dead on the Kukuom Bibiani highway”.

According to the irate youth, the two officers are not on top of issues as far as the security of the area is concerned, hence their call for them to be replaced.

“We believe that either these two authorities are happy with the current spate of insecurity in our area or they are absolutely incompetent to handle such key positions in the region,” their statement noted.

By: Eugenia Tenkorang/