THE Brong-Ahafo Chapter of the Human Rights Reporters Network (HRRN), has expressed worry over the upsurge in crime, especially armed robbery, in the country in recent times.
The network has, therefore, called on the government to establish what it termed “security posts” at vantage points along the country’s highways to help reduce crime.
It also urged security agencies, especially the Ghana Police Service, to adopt innovative strategies to combat crime in the country.
Speaking with the media, the Regional President of the Network, Mr Fred Tettey Alarti-Amoako, said even though the police administration claimed that the general statistics across the country showed that crime had reduced by eight per cent as of September, this year, the crime situation still looked very awful.
According to him, the consistent killing of policemen by armed robbers must ginger the police to clamp down on armed robbery in the country.
Mr Alarti-Amoako appealed to the government to resource the security services, especially the police, to make them more efficient and proactive.
With Christmas approaching, the HRRN President reminded the police that criminals would intensify their nefarious activities and, therefore, urged the police to also adopt new tactics to successfully crack down on the criminals.
Mr Alarti-Amoako, implored the general public to release information about criminals living in their areas to the security agencies for their easy arrest.
He urged the media to collaborate with the police and other security agencies to help combat crime in the country.