Some concerned youth of Asankrangwa have registered their displeasure about the poor insecurity in the Area.
According to the concerned youth, the entry point into the municipality, especially the capital (Asankrangwa) has one of the weakest security systems in the country. Crime is on the ascendancy; the people of Asankrangwa needs permanent checkpoints with 24/7 security.
Unlike other places where there is a permanent police barrier where there is tight security 24/7, Asankrangwa town has none.
The entry points: Manso Amenfi to Asankrangwa, Enchi to Asankrangwa and Sefwi to Asankrangwa do not have permanent police barriers.
Security is porous in Asankrangwa and the youth are worried since they cannot tell the day they will be victims of robbery.
This is something that cannot be overlooked because it has some serious implications.
We will recall that some few months ago, supposedly “National Security” stormed some Chinese residences and workplaces in Asankrangwa to loot some amounts of money and some valuable items.
As of now, there is no clear information to substantiate whether those people were from national security or not. If we had police barriers it would have been known.
We can confidently say our market women who usually take the routes aforementioned are not safe because of the poor security in the entry of town. Some have had nasty experiences of robbery when travelling. Asankrangwa and its environs have become a haven for criminals. On 25th May 2021, some armed men invaded Holy Ghost Gold Enterprise at Wassa Dunkwa in the Amenfi West Municipality to rob them of their hard-earned gold and money. Mobile money vendors have become victims of the situation as well. The weak security in the area has led to a proliferation of dangerous weapons.
We only see policemen who do not even spend more than 5 hours at some routes. As to what happens when they leave, only the heavens can tell.
We cannot determine the time someone enters the town with a deadly weapon, which is a threat to the people.
Some concerned youth discussed with the former MCE but despite their assiduous efforts, no step was taken.
They say the barricades are packed at the police station. They are only used when a musician is performing at Melody Hotel to prevent people from climbing the stage.
In the words of Barack Obama, “ In a world of complex threats, our security and leadership depend on all elements of our power-including strong and principled diplomacy”.
A town with weak security is sitting on a time bomb.
Asankrangwa needs a barrier.
Our market women need protection.
Our businessmen need protection.
Our gold buyers need protection.
LET’S MAKE ASANKRANGWA A SAFE AND BETTER PLACE TO LIVE.
Story by Kweku Mensah and Prince Ayerakwa (Contributor).