Deputy Minister for Defense, Major retired Derrick Oduro says Ghana is not in a state of insecurity as the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) wants the generality of the Ghanaian people to believe.
According to him, the recent spate of murders and kidnappings are not peculiar to Ghana and that other countries on the African continent and the Subregion in particular have seen more serious crimes than is happening in Ghana.
“It is not only in Ghana, these things happen everywhere and in every part of the world. Infact in Ghana, we’re even in heaven” he said on an Accra based radio station and monitored by BestNewsGH.com
The Minister continued “if you look at what happened in Kenya last year, what happened in America, what happened in Australia, in South Africa, in Nigeria you know that we are very safe and secure. As I speak to you if you go South Africa today, about 16 people are killed. Go to Lagos right now 7 people have been killed in a particular state. Kidnapping are ongoing in Nigeria. Even Boko Haram. So we’re not in isolation as far as these matters are concerned.
According to him, it behooves the security agencies to rise up to the occasion and ensure that most of these crimes are prevented.
Major Derrick Oduro said the Ghanaian people must also lend a hand by supporting the Security agencies in their quest to fight crime in the country, explaining that the issue of security is a shared responsibility that cannot be left to only law enforcement agencies.