Foreign policy and Security Analyst, Adib Saani has launched a scathing attack on the government’s the government’s “See Something, Say something” campaign.
‘See something, Say something’ is a national campaign that raises public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to security agencies.
“I’m sorry to say [but] it’s been a monumental failure. It has not yielded the desired results. It has mainly been an Accra thing; you go beyond Accra, not much is said about it. The whole subject matter has been generic in nature; people don’t know the specific things to look out for because the education process has been poor. Government has failed to engage civil society organizations well who could have done a lot more.”
According to him civil society organizations would have been the best agents to get the information to the people because they work with the people on the ground.
“Unfortunately nobody is paying attention to anything so for instance, if you tell someone, See something Say something; when you see something that’s not right say it, what is your definition of that’s not right? When you tell someone to be alert, what does the person look out for? This is what many Ghanaians don’t know.”
He mentioned that his organization, Jatikay Centre for Human Security and Peace Building is embarking on an awareness drive to 150 public and private institutions in the Greater Accra Region from their own “pocket just to support government efforts.”
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Osuman Kaapore Tahiru|Ghana