The current government, according to Deputy National Security Coordinator Edward Kwaku Asomani, will activate an emergency line today, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in their quest to beef up security in the country.
Mr. Kwaku Asomani indicated at a press briefing on Sunday that the introduction of an emergency number will allow the general public to report suspicious events in their localities.
Ghanaians are to report any unusual activity to the security agencies by dialing 999.
â€œWe are lunching this campaign on Tuesday with the 999 number. All the police handle on twitter, Facebook will be activated when you ring you donâ€™t have to identify yourself.â€
His comment comes on the back of looming terrorist attacks in the West African sub-region.
According to the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, an intelligence picked by the countryâ€™s national security apparatus reveals the active involvement of some Ghanaians in terrorist attacks.
He warned Ghanaians to remain attentive about anything out of the norm. But those of particular interest, the Minister said, include:
- Â Non-residents seen mobilizing youth or circulating extremist material in person or virtually, with the objectives of whipping up sentiments to attack people are public installations.
- Abandoned packages in public places.
Despite Ghana being a potential target, Mr. Asomani has assured that the national security will ensure that Ghanaâ€™s security is not compromised.
He, therefore, called on Ghanaians to collaborate with the ministry in capturing terrorists.
â€œWe are not panicking, we are on top of our game but we need the help of anyone in our jurisdiction, like I said donâ€™t think any information is unnecessary, any happenings in your local community that you think this is a bit unusual report it.â€
Source: The Independent Ghana