After carefully studying and analysing the trend of murder cases being recorded in Ghana lately, the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party has observed the nation has reached this frightening point because President Mahama hasn’t made security his top most priority.
Mr. Bernard Antwi Boasiako believes the lack of commitment on the side of President Mahama to ensure Ghanaians are soundly protected by our security agencies, has motivated murderers to take advantage of the situation.
In a statement copied to Peacefmonline.com, the Ashanti Regional Chairman for the NPP charged the president to equip the police and other security agencies with the necessary gadgets and items needed to make them efficient when it comes to tracking down murderers.
Below is a copy of his statement:
As a country, we have witnessed series of assassination attacks under the leadership of President Mahama and it's about time we come out strongly to ask these few questions as Ghanaians!
President Mahama and his NDC and everybody admits that the country has been engulfed with gross corruption, hardships, poor governance and couples of misfortunes but, the least we expected to add up: is the country's security threats and his poor commitment to protect the citizenry.
As the commander in chief of our security forces, we think it's prudent to question the president on matters of our safety when we feel unsafe.
We can't just sit down with our arms folded to allow these forms of misfortunes to continually happen all because the commander in chief of our security forces is not actively performing his roles.
Who knows who is next?
Amongst all these unfortunate happenings under your watch as a president, what measures have you put in place to abate a possible reoccurrence considering the under listed unfortunate assassinations attacks on innocent Ghanaians?
Feb 09, 2016 ~ The MP for Abuakwa North gunned down by unknown assailants.
Jun 21, 2014 ~ The Paramount Chief of the Nanumba Traditional Area, Naa Dasana Andani, killed.
20 Nov. 2014 ~ Nana Adusa Gyapong, the chief of Atwima Koforidua in the Ashanti Region gunned down by unknown assailants.
Mar 12, 2014 ~ Nii Ayittey Noyatse, the Joma Mantse, was shot and killed by unidentified assailants.
Nov 5, 2013 ~ Paramount Chief of Seikwa, Nana Kwaku Dwumah Ankoana II, assassinated
March 13, 2014, ~ Fennec Okyere, manager of controversial hiplife artiste, Kwaw Kese, shot dead.
Nov 12, 2015 ~ Vodafone Marketing Officer shot dead in his home at Sakumono
Dec 5, 2014 ~ The Branch Manager of Ecobank Ghana at Abrepo in Kumasi in the Ashanti region has been shot dead.
12 Dec, 2013 ~ Stanbic Bank worker murdered in mysterious circumstances.
Ghana deserves a leader who cares and for once we ask you to care about us as you prepare to exit power.
I believe you must leave a legacy before exiting power and I think you can do that by strengthening, investigating and protecting the citizenry for once in your few months stay in office.
I further extent my condolence to the family of J.B Dankwah and the people of Abuakwa North and as well all families who have lost their relatives due to President Mahama's failure to ensure his constitutional mandate of care to the citizenry. I share with you all
Bernard Antwi Boasiako
Ashanti Regional chairman, NPP