Ghana is safe but security will be tightened – Ayariga

The Minister of Information and Media Relation, Mahama Ayariga has given the assurance that security agencies in country are going to “step up their activities and try to be more effective.”

He said this after a meeting of Security Chiefs met to discuss the general security issues in the country to devise strategies to maintain the security across the nation.

Speaking on Eyewitness News on Friday, Mr. Ayariga stated that considering the discussions which took place at the briefing, “one would say that the security is calm and the country is generally very safe.”

According to him, issues such as the shooting of two persons in the Ashanti Region on Wednesday by some unknown persons “will be dealt with in terms of the appropriate processes; investigations will be conducted by the agencies that have responsibilities for that and when some findings are made, the necessary action will be taken.”

Concerning the frequent fire outbreaks in Accra, the Information Minister mentioned that the matter was extensively discussed and “a number of analysis were made and then a number of measures were also put in place” such as personnel of the National Fire Service will help the Ghana Police Service to survey the various market centers across the country to help prevent fire outbreaks.”

He added that “directives have been given to the Regional and Municipal Security Councils to take all the necessary measures to ensure that the market in their districts and regions are protected to ensure that there is no incidence of fire outbreaks.”
Source: Citifmonline

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