The Concern Trotro Commuters Association of Ghana (CoTCAG) takes serious exceptions to the remarks made by Mr. Allotey Jacobs in an interview with Richard Della Skyy on Eye Witness News yesterday Monday, May 30, 2016 and demands for an unqualified apology.
Below is the press statement
FEDERATION OF WOMEN IN ASANTE, 31ST MAY 2016
THE MARCH FOR A KUMASI MARKED WITH PEACE AND ORDER
The Federation of Women in Asante is mindful of the seemingly frail security situation in Kumasi. We can confidently number a cohort of factors to its attribution. We are aware of the competent efforts the police administration is putting into the fray to dismantle highly organized criminal gangs in Kumasi and Asante at large. There is a testament to the seizure heaps of ammunitions in homes and depots among other commendable security operations to rid the city of Kumasi and Asante region off criminal gangs. The elimination of criminality is soothing to the ears of all well-meaning inhabitants of a locale. Nonetheless, we have noted with dismay the spring of murder recently and especially in Kumasi which vividly has political handwriting and connotations in them.
At the core of this subtle brutality is the political merchants who have vowed to raise the stakes of political annexation through horror and chaos. We believe The Ghanaian Government Authorities promised quick-fix approach to clamping down on renegades in the society. We are in an election year, the stakes are high, we concede but Kumasi will not grind to a halt if President John Mahama retains the reins to power, and still if Nana Akufo Addo annexes power through the universally agreed constitutional process of elections. Whoever becomes President of the republic of Ghana would be mandated by the largesse of the rank and file of the generality of Ghanaians, and peace and order cannot be compromised. It is exigent in this era.
We think therefore the police have detailed policies to ensure sanity in our society. And we know that there are some errant police personnel in the police administration especially in Asante whose attitude has been to stifle the productive police operations due to their unholy alliances with some axis of evil both in the political arena and syndicated criminals. We fiercely implore them to go by the motto of the Ghana Police Service: SERVICE WITH INTEGRITY. In due time they would all be smoked-out and disgraced at the full glare of all.
We consequently want to plead with the national security co-ordinator stationed in Asante to sufficiently work in tandem with the police administration to nip all messy security situations in Kumasi to allay the fear in the public. It would be in the greater interest of all and sundry to see the National security outfit present a strong sinew of co-ordination with the police to combat crime in our streets and tenements. We demand that.
We profile a strong warning and out of the abundance of caution to all the political merchants working in the dark to perpetrate crime in Kumasi and its environs, that you should desist else the cloak of evil and deception around you would be blown away, you would be found out, weighed and measured and mentioned. Your names will be prefixed with ‘The disgraced’.
Our thoughts, we humbly submit.
Esther Nana Agyemang
Nana Akua Serwaa