The Ashanti Regional Minister Mr. Simon Osei Mensah says he is on top of security in the region even though he has not been talking on all matters.
According to the minister, he does not believe in frequent speeches made on security issues but rather, he prefers taking actions to deal with the situation at hand.
“One thing I dislike is rushing to release information concerning security matters. We have carried out a lot of swoops in the region but you hardly hear about them, that is not my style. According to him, speaking on certain security issues to the public creates fear and panic among the people”. Mr. Simon Osei Mensah told Pure FM in an interview monitored by MyNewsGH.com.
“For now, we are not going to discuss the intelligence we have for now, investigations are ongoing and we are not narrowing it to elections”, he added.
The Regional Minister was speaking about the current security situation in the country which the Ashanti Region has also seen a series of killings resulting in fear and panic
At least, more than 15 persons have been killed in the region this year.
Though Mr. Osei Mensah admitted that indeed there have been some kind of insecurity in the region, he noted that security personnel in the regions have done enough to protect people.
“We are working on all issues and very soon all that is supposed to be heard would be made available”, he hinted.
The minister recounted series of incidents which did not come to the public domain but were dealt with amicably and promised he is going to smoke out all perpetrators of various crimes to face the law.
“What I would say is that, I plead with everyone to calm down because very soon they will see the good job the police service and the military are doing in the region”.
Source: MyNewsGH.com / Syxtus Eshun / 2020