Chief Inspector Stephen Atidzon, the Station Officer of Awudome Tsito Police Station in the Ho West district, says peace and security are the bedrock for the country’s development.
“No country can develop in a state of insecurity, chaos, lawlessness, and fear,” he said.
Chief Inspector Atidzon said this when he presented a paper on “Crime and security challenges in the country” at the Salvation Assemblies of God Church at Awudome Tsito.
He, therefore, reiterated the need for government to resource the security services to enable them to fight the ever-increasing crime in the country.
Chief Inspector Atidzon said the security services were hitherto fighting traditional crimes like stealing, child delinquency, substance abuse and prostitution.
He said organized crime, kidnapping, murder, and armed robbery were now on the ascendancy, creating a state of insecurity, fear, and panic among the citizenries.
The Chief Inspector said some of these crimes were because of parental irresponsibility, unemployment, marital and divorce issues.
Others, he said, were government policies, abuse of power, political interference, lack of transparency, technology, political recruitment into the security services and lack of logistics for the security services.
Chief Inspector Atidzon said these crimes could be minimised through responsible governance, fairness in providing logistics and creating job opportunities for the youth.
He appealed to parents to inculcate Christian values into their children, monitor and have time for them.
He called on the citizenry to assist the security services in fighting crime in the country by volunteering to inform them.
Rev. Samuel Amegboe, the Pastor in charge of church, said the situation in the country needed divine intervention and called on christians to rise in prayer and supplication for God to intervene for the nation.