Interior Minister to brief parliament on steps being taken to address security issues

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The Minister for Interior, Mr. Ambrose Derry, has been hauled to appear before Parliament to brief the House on steps being taken, to address security issues in the country.


This was after the Ranking Member of Parliamentary Select Committee on Foreign Affairs, Mr. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, filed a motion to urgently request the Interior Minister to address the issues of recent kidnappings, ethnic conflicts, among others, at the Plenary.

In an interview with, Mr. Ablakwa pointed out that kidnapping has increased at an alarming rate.

The Ranking Member who doubles as Member of Parliament for North Tongu, stated that the recent kidnapping of some two Canadians in Kumasi is a worrying situation for the country, and that the news has gained international prominence for wrong reasons.

Mr. Ablakwa reiterated that the issue of kidnapping has created a lot of apprehension at the international level, which may affect the image and integrity of the country.

He further added that the current situation of kidnappings in the country has led Canada to revise its travel advisory to Canadians.

The North Tongu MP noted that the issue of insecurity in the country has serious implications on the country’s tourism and international trade, if not addressed with urgency.

On the kidnapping of the Takoradi teenagers, Mr. Ablakwa lamented that the inability of the various security agencies to arrest and further make prosecutions has become a worrying situation for the Minority in Parliament.

“We expect the Minister of Interior to address the nation on the steps being taken by his Ministry, to deal with the issue of rampant kidnappings in the country. The missing Takoradi girls and contradictory statements from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) is just a comedy of errors”, he added.

Mr. Ablakwa finally stated that Ghana stands to lose potential foreign investors to the country if the appropriate authorities in the country do not address the recent unfortunate happenings.

Source: GhanaJustice/S.Ayisi


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