- Advertisement -

Cooperate with the police to promote peace and security – Adib Saani

- Advertisement -

Security Analyst and Executive Director at Jatikay, Adib Saani has entreated the general public to cooperate with the police in order to promote peace and security in the country.

According to him, the police need significant cooperation from the populace to combat crime since they are faced with the challenge of inadequate personnel. He said the human resource deficit in the Ghana Police Service has made it difficult for all corners of the country to have police visibility hence the need for all hands to be on deck in the country’s efforts to promote peace.

Mr. Adib Saani gave this plea at the maiden edition of the National Media Dialogue with Experts (NAMDEX 2022) in Tamale on Saturday.

“In Ghana, the police population is not enough. We have about thirty three thousand (33,000) officers with a population of over thirty million (30,000,000). The police to human ratio is not encouraging. In every police officer, there are about nine hundred (900) Ghanaians but according to the UN, it’s supposed to be about one officer to five hundred Ghanaians. What this means is we cannot have police everywhere all the time. And so you and I have a role to play to build up strong security as far as safety in our communities is concerned,” he enumerated.

Mr. Adib Saani cautioned residents of the region to desist from displaying offensive weapons during festive seasons and other occasions owing to the fact that such acts drift the region into a state of disrepute.

“These days when there are festivals, funerals and funerals and other occasions people come out and show the kind of weapons they have; you will see people firing pomp action guns. And when we go out there and say we are from the north, they look at you with one eye because of the notoriety we seem to be creating. So, let’s let the law take effect,” he added.

Touching on security tips, Mr. Saani admonished the public to do away with the habit of posting every piece of information concerning their personal lives on social media. He said the move would help minimize crime in the region.

The theme for the event was “the role of media practitioners and citizen journalists in the promotion of peace and security, in an era of fake news”.

Having a bite on the topic, he educated participants to endeavour at all times to cross-check information before sharing.

The programme was the initiative of Akwaaba GH. Enterprise in partnership with the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA).

Speakers at the programme were the Alhaji Shani Alhassan Shaibu, the Northern Regional Minister, Abdul-Hayi Moomeen, a renowned broadcast journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni, an ace investigative journalist, Caesar Abagali, Northern Regional President of the Ghana Journalists Association, Murtala Mohammed, member of parliament for Tamale central constituency, A.B.T Zakaria, the Chief of Yapei.

A1radioonline.com|101.1 MHz|Elijah Beyeni Yenibey|Bolgatanga

- Advertisement -


- Advertisement -


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related news

- Advertisement -