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Peace, Security remain hallmark of gov’t -Ashanti Regional Minister

Mr. Simon Osei Mensah, the Ashanti Regional Minister, has stated that the stable Peace and Security in the region, which is a hallmark of the government, has improved tremendously because of the pragmatic and proactive approach by the Regional Security Council (REGSEC).

According to him, the efforts being put in place by the Regional Security Council are yielding positive results and that his outfit must be commended for that.

The Minister stated this during a meeting with the media and Heads of the Security Services in the region.

According to him, the government prioritises the peace and security of the citizenry, saying since 2017 the efforts she had made in ensuring security and proper functioning of judiciary is unprecedented.

The Minister disclosed that the security situation between the Fulanis and farmers in the Asante Akyem Agogo have been resolved through efforts of the Regional Security Council.

He indicated that the relocation of Atwima Kwanwoma District Assembly from Twedie has been successful, whilst the Ahwia Muslim Youth and Ashanti Youth Community clashes have also ended, as well as drastic reduction in highway robberies.

Mr Osei Mensah stressed that his outfit is on course in the fight against illegal mining, while logging and kidnapping is no more in the Ashanti region.

He stated that, in terms of logistics, the government has, since 2017, provided a number of vehicles and motor bikes to the various security services to maintain peace and order in the region.

The Minister made mention of the provision of 384 vehicles and recruitment of 5,108 personnel excluding the military.

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The Ashanti Regional Minister also disclosed that about 24 fully furnished court complexes have been completed and commissioned for operations in the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the region while a lot of them are in various stages of completion to help improve justice and peace in the region.

Source: thechronicle

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