‘Political interference in law enforcement agencies worrying’

The chairperson of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Kenneth Asamoah, has detested political interference in activities of law enforcement agencies.

“It is necessary for the various security agencies to work without political interference so that they will can discharge their duties professionally and get the trust and respect of the citizenry in the combatof crime in the country.”

Addressing a press conference in Accra, Mr Asamoahadivisedsecurity personnel against involving themselves in politics and openly declaringtheir support for political parties.

We are in a country where certain individuals feel they are above the law because of their political affiliation, interference and favouritism.Even when such persons commit crime and are arrested, they get their freedom back after placing calls to high ranking officials,” he said.

“It is dangerous for law enforcement agencies to show us which political parties they belong,” Mr Asamoa stressed,adding that security personnel should promote peace and unity.

On national development, he appealed to citizens to pay their taxes promptly and regularly and asked government to judiciously utilize the country’s revenue.

Mr Asamoahnoted that unemployment was a cause to high rate of criminal activities, and called on the authorities to formulate effective policies, programmes and social interventions to improve the livelihood of citizens, particularly the youth.


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