#FixGhana: It's primitive for National Security officers to boast on streets – Norman

Kan Dapaah is the Minister of National Security
President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Institute for Security, Disaster and Emergency Studies, Dr Ishmael Norman has identified some weaknesses in the national security architecture that must be addressed immediately.

He noted that there are some operatives of the national security who always announce to the world that they belong to the state security agency.

This, he said, is primitive and must stop.

He said this while speaking at Media General’s forum on whose duty it is to fix the country, on Thursday June 10.

“At the street level, the staff of national security  do not show professionalism  so it is a big weakness  and they are ready to announce  to the whole world  that they are operatives of  national security , that is poor, that is primitive,” he said.

Dr Norman further noted that although Ghana has been spared terrorist attacks, the security agencies especially the National Security must be on the alert.

 “The National security will have to do its work very well because the sub region is facing serious upheaval.

“It to always foil attacks coordinate the Police and Immigration to  and miscreants arrested and prosecuted,” he said.

He added “On this call,  I can say  national security has achieved a lot of  successes which  we may not know about  and it should continue to do  because Ghana has been spared  of terrorist attacks  but we need to watch the northern part of  our country  really well  in consideration of the development  in Burkina Faso and other parts of  the country.”

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General Manager of News at Media General, Mr Sedem Ofori assured that Media General will provide its platforms at all time as part of efforts to shape to address the issues facing the country.

Speaking at the forum he said “Today’s forum has been inspired  by the increasing spate of social  agitations in Ghana  especially among the youth  who feel dissatisfied  with the state of affairs as regards  access to jobs  and livelihood opportunities , access to quality and affordable education , human environmental security , the perceived lack of candor in government  and the pervasive culture  of impunity in public office.

“As the leading television station in Ghana, TV3 has been  consistent in leveraging  its unmatched reach  and influence  to engage various sections of the  public on topical issues which germane to the times .

“Today, we have brought together thought leaders to help us diagnose what it is about Ghana that it needs to be fixed.”

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana