The Acting Director for the Institute of Intelligence and Strategic Security (IISS), Nana Dr. Sadiq Adu-Twum says the government is shifting the blame with regard to the growing concern of terrorist threats in the country.
Speaking on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show on Monday, May 23, 2022, Dr Adu-Twum said that government does not want to take full responsibility when it comes to the issue of dealing with the anticipated threats of terrorism and violent extremists activities.
“What I will say is that it’s rather unfortunate. I will say it’s rather unfortunate because; it’s like when something is happening to you in your house and because sometimes you don’t want to take full responsibility for that, you turn to apportion the blame to somebody elsewhere. That is the classic case of Ghana when we are talking and dealing with the anticipated threats of terrorism and violent extremist activities.”
He continued that “I am saying so because we have said timeously that the conditions, the factors that, as it is, become the breeding ground for a certain group of people who feel marginalized, who feel that they are not getting their portion of the national cake. They don’t see that level of development that hitherto they are supposed to have. When these people go into such a situation, there are the consequences of these people grouping themselves and as it is, registering their demand through the political system.”
Dr. Adu-Twum added that people will use whatever means to demand their basic rights and as such, they can easily be infiltrated.
According to him, the government is supposed to give a certain level of confidence and assurance to the teaming youth and the people who are struggling to feed themselves.
“Government is supposed to give a certain level of assurance to the teaming youth; to the people as it is today cannot even afford one square meal a day. These are the things that we have to turn our attention to, the way the various political activists and groupings are grabbing, looting and sharing the national cake. These are the factors that we need to look at.”
He said people should not also use this as a guarantee to cause disturbances in the country.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Osuman Kaapore Tahiru|Ghana