Nana Dr. Sadiq Adu-Twum, the Acting Director for the Institute of Intelligence and Strategic Security (IISS), has called on the government to retrain security personnel in the country considering the level of partisanship that has gone into the recruitment of officers into the various security agencies.
“And there again the level of partisanship as to the recruitment, we already have them in the system. We would advise that the government should retrain these people and conscientise them of their patriotism to the state and the people but not to themselves. That is the only way we can guarantee that share collaboration between the people. If not that we are on the verge of breaking the security of this country.”
He however added that security is a shared responsibility and everybody must be vigilant and alert the relevant authority when we see the suspicious movement of people.
“At a personal level, security is a shared responsibility. Each and everyone is supposed to be vigilant. When we see unsuspicious or suspicious movements, we are able to alert the authorities. Individuals would be able to do that when we form the watchdog committees within our communities so that we can invite or engage the security agencies and some other civil society organizations to be able to educate these people on what they are supposed to do. If you see any suspicious movement within your area, when people are having communication and you know that this communication has a certain tone that can cause mayhem, you need to report those kinds of communication to the right authority. By so doing, we are able together fight this canker that we are already experiencing within the country.”
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