Security analyst, Adib Saani has commended the government for the See Something Say Something initiative but was quick to add that government may be joking with the initiative by outdooring ambassadors for the initiative.
Speaking today on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show, Mr. Saani said security is technical and therefore needs technical people who are already on the field engaging communities on peacekeeping. According to him, the communities trust such people more than the so-called ambassadors.
Gospel Singer Empress Gifty was named one of the ambassadors for the ‘See Something, Say Something’ terrorism awareness campaign.
“See Something Say Something is okay; its great but I have my own issues for example the fact that is coming a bit late and the fact that we seem to be joking about this whole initiative by outdooring so-called ambassadors. This is serious business. This is not Ghana Music Awards. This is technical; we need civil societies to do the work not ambassadors,” Adib Saani added.
The ‘See Something, Say Something’ is a citizens awareness campaign launched by the National Security Ministry to encourage people to report suspicious acts of terrorism. The campaign is aimed, among other reasons, to get citizens highly alert and report suspicious characters in the wake of terrorism threats suspected by security analysts.
He also called on the Ministry of Information to upscale awareness and education beyond the infographics on social media.
Earlier, Mr Adib was concerned that there may be people in Ghana’s National Security architecture who are leaking confidential information to terrorists. According to him, they may be moles in the national security architecture.
The call follows the leakage of an alert issued by the National Security Secretariat that there may be terrorist groups operating from the mountainous parts of the Upper East Region and asking the Police and Military to act.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Osuman Kaapore Tahiru|Ghana