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Calls on government to equip security services with the needed logistics to help fight the spiraling rate of crime in the country is getting a lot of media attention as cases of armed robbery get common.

Reports of robberies in the country in recent days have generated public debate on the state of security in the country.

Contributing to a discussion on Ghana’s security on the Atlantic Wave yesterday, Prof. Peter Kojo Grant, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Arts of UCC described security in the country as sub-standard.

He explained the impunity with which criminals rob in broad day light with no regard for human life was disturbing.

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Prof Grant attributed the situation to lack of logistics within the security services. He also mentioned some major root causes of the high rise in crime which threaten national security.

“We are operating this ECOWAS protocol which allows anybody to be in the Country for 90 days without any permit, and even after the 90 days do we crosscheck? The second thing has to do with unemployment .Some people have seen robbery as a lucrative field for them; we must provide jobs. The whole sub-region is awashed with small arms”

On the same platform, Dr. Kwabena Sarfo Sarfo Kantanka a lecturer at the Department of English said the recent robberies should be a wakeup call for us, as a nation, to do more security wise. According to him the current breed of robbers are highly intelligent criminals who need a lot more effort to be outwitted.

Source: ATL FM NEWS

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