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Stop interfering in police work – Aning to politicians

Dr Emmanuel Kwesi AningSecurity Analyst, Dr Kwesi Aning

Fri, 2 Mar 2018 Source:

Security Analyst Dr Kwesi Aning has said the inability of the Police to deal effectively with crime in the country is down to political interference in their work.

According to him, there are “good men and women in the Police service” but out of fear or victimisation by the political class, they are unable to deal with crime.

Dr Aning said this in reaction to the recent increase in crime including daylight robberies in some parts of the Greater Accra region.

Speaking in an interview with Chief Jerry Forson, host of the Ghana Yensom show on Accra 100.5FM on Friday, 2 March 2018, Dr Aning said: “If we really want to the Police to work, let us allow them to work. The interferences are too much. There are good men and women in the service but sometimes when they see bad things happening they are unable to talk because of political interference.”

Meanwhile, the IGP has reshuffled some top police officers as a way of structuring for effective policing following a recent rise in armed robbery.

Per the latest reshuffle announced on Thursday, 1 March 2018, COP/Dr George Akuffo Dampare, Director-General /Operations is now the Director-General / Research and Planning.

In addition, COP Christian Tetteh Yohunu, Director-General / Special Duties is now the Director-General /Police Intelligence.

But Dr Aning said this is only a reactionary measure to the problem.

“We only take measures when the problems occur. We all know this problem has been happening all the time so why didn’t we take up measures to deal with it before it got to this level?” he quizzed.

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