Lack of coordination in security setup scary - Kwesi Pratt
Veteran Journalist and Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper, Mr. Kwesi Pratt, says the enquiry into the violence at the Ayawaso West Wuogon is a clear indication of the lack of coordination at the level of the top people handling national security in the country.
A commission of Enquiry was instituted to investigate the violence which occurred during the by-election in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency on January 31, 2019.
The four-member commission has Mr Justice Emile Short as Chairman, with Professor Henrietta Mensah-Bonsu and Mr Patrick K. Acheampong as members.
Some persons including the Minister of Interior, Ambrose Dery; National Security Minister, Albert Kan-Dapaah and Minister of State in charge of National Security, Bryan Acheampong, Jean Mensah, EC chair have already appeared before the commission to give accounts of what happened during the by-election.
Kwesi Pratt noted that the contradictory accounts presented by the Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery; National Security Minister, Albert Kan-Dapaah and Minister of State in charge of National Security, Bryan Acheampong at the Commission's sittings indicate that these people did not even meet to discuss the violence at the Ayawaso by-election.
The renowned Journalist who made these remarks on Atinka AM Drive Tuesday, asked Ghanaians to take clues from the commission’s sitting and desist from politicizing vigilantism since the country itself is not safe.
“So the security architecture of the country is fumbling with combating internal vigilantism, what will they have done if we were attacked by Boko Haram or other external terrorist given this lack of coordination among the national security itself”’, he added.