It is very unfortunate that the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis, within a week has experienced three (3) reported armed robbery incidence which has left one person dead and two (2) others with gunshot wounds.
The Regional Security Council (REGSEC) shares in the grief and difficult moment of the victims especially the bereaved families.
This worrying development, understandingly, has made some residents apprehensive to the extent of making it difficult for them to go about their normal daily activities.
Being concerned about the situation, REGSEC met on Tuesday 13th April,2021 and discussed measures to enhance security in the Metropolis and the Region as a whole.
Already, the Police together with other sister security agencies are working around the clock in order to apprehend the perpetrators of this heinous crime.
In the coming days and months, a number of measures would be implemented for the security and safety of all and sundry.
Consequently, REGSEC is therefore announcing the following security measures for the attention and co-operation of the general public to help combat crime:
• That an amount of Ten Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHC 10,000.00) bounty has been promised by REGSEC for information that will lead to the arrest of the culprits (murder case);
• That Police visibility would be increased at vantage points;
• Random Police checks on motorbikes, vehicles/passengers on all roads would be intensified;
• Regular patrols by joint Police and Military Personnel etc.
To complement the effort of the security agencies, REGSEC is also appealing to the general public to volunteer credible information to the Police and also, report any suspicious characters of criminal intent, in order to help fight crime.
Metropolitan Security Council (METSEC), Municipal Security Council (MUSEC) and District Security Council (DISEC); must come out with comprehensive and proactive measures to deal decisively with crime.
All Hon. Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) are to lead the charge to maintain general law and order in their respective jurisdiction.
Counting on the co-operation of all to effectively deal with crime in the Region.
HON. KWABENA OKYERE DARKO-MENSAH (MP)