Terrorism: Effective security service-civilian collaboration needed to tackle menace – Akufo-Addo

Photo] President Akufo-Addo at the Manhyia Palace last Sunday

President Akufo-Addo has called on security agencies to collaborate effectively with the civilian population to safeguard the country’s borders.

The President says such initiatives will help deal with recent threats of terrorism which have unsettled Ghana’s neighbours.

Interacting with the Ashanti Regional Security Council members on Tuesday (October 18), the president also called for synergy between the security agencies in discharging their duties to achieve maximum results.

“Our country appears to be the only one that is still not suffered any attacks. But we cannot take that for granted. We have to prepare ourselves to expect that at one moment or another other we could be victims of this menace…

It is crucial to collaborate with your sister services for maximum effect. Your relations with the civilian counterparts in the various communities are also important. And if your outreach to the locals is done in a sincere and cordial manner you will get the results. And this is critical in our fight against terrorism”, Akufo-Addo said.

His comments come against the backdrop of the influx of foreign nationals in parts of the region, sparking fears among inhabitants. Over 100 multinationals were arrested in the past few weeks at Ejisu and Kumasi.

The President is in the Ashanti Region on a four-day working visit. The visit is to inspect ongoing projects, and commission completed ones. He has also been meeting chiefs and people to get first-hand information about issues confronting the populace.

The tour will end on Wednesday (October 19).


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