A former functionary in John Mahama’s NDC government has blamed the security situation in the country on the incompetence of the Nana Akufo-Addo led government.
Mr. Joseph Yammin who is also a student of security in an interview with rawgist.com’s Bernard Buachi stated that “this government has failed abysmally in their handling of the security situation in the country. They have shown that they do not understand security.”
He stated that the gunning down of the security escort of a bullion van is not the first incident under Nana Addo’s watch and went on to outline many recent armed robberies and killings.
“When an MP was shot at Mankessim last year, the wife, who was a Police woman resigned to take up his husband’s position. About eight months down the line, nothing has been heard about whether those arrested were the actual perpetrators of the act, or linked to the perpetrators or are innocent. The case has been in court and we don’t see any seriousness from the government as far as that issue is concerned. Interestingly, the wife of the deceased MP who is now an MP has not raised any issue about the circumstances surrounding her husband’s death” Mr. Yammin cried.
He explains that when criminals do not fear the nation’s security, they are emboldened in their actions and chastised the government for not providing the police with enough weapons as well as bulletproof vests for their protection.
He explained that there were certain triggers of terrorism such as youth unemployment, bad governance and clash of civilizations amongst others all of which are prevalent in Ghana today under the NPP and added that “essentially, the government is breeding terrorists in this country”.
Mr. Yammin also emphasized that the handling of the country’s national security apparatus does not help matters pointing out that “Kan Dapaah does not have what it takes to handle the security of this country”.
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