The Central Regional Minister Kwamena Duncan has observed that Kasoa which one of the populous communities in the region has now become a hub for breeding both local and international criminals.
According to him, although the Central region is a very secured area, the Kasoa enclave seems to be volatile considering the rate at which it’s developing with an increasing crime rate
To him, he sees Kasoa as a major National Security matter which requires collaborations with other Security agencies to ensure there is peace and security.
“As a naive, novice person in terms of security matters,I see it as a major National Security matter which requires some other collaboration with other security setup. This is because it’s become like a dormitory area for criminals and then again the rate at which that place is also growing you have all manner of persons there across the sub region, foreign nationals are found there and more also with Liberia camp coming there and you have these refugees coming there and some going back and still some remaining there and so it has become like a port where anything that relates to crime you will find it there.
The daily reports that I get from the commander, most of the criminal activities that’s where it comes from. So it’s become like a ready enclave where if people with crime minded agenda want to recruit they are able to get them. Whether to knock down somebody, whether to hit at an opponent and all of that it’s easy to recruit such individuals so it has remained the Waterloo in terms of crime control and crime management and so it also transports easily into election violence so that is one major area that as a Chairman of the Regional Security Council continues to confront me. I know too well that it’s an area that you an IG you are also at Service, you have your mind and your eye on and so I only want to prompt you that in this business two and a half months ahead of us we fashion out something to contain there.”
He also identified Ajumako/Enyan/Essiam which he identified as an area for electoral violence considering happenings during the period for the voter’s registration.
Mr Kwamena Duncan noted that macho men were brought in and there were reports on the breach of the law so he called for Police attention on the area as the election draws nearer to ensure that the place does not become notorious for electoral violence.