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National Security becoming like a ‘super market’ – Pratt

Kwesi Pratt Jr, Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper has likened the National Security outfit to a super market over recent happenings.

The veteran journalist made this remark while contributing to a debate on national issues on Good Morning Ghana on Wednesday.

According to him, “the forceful removal of DCOP Opare Addo by alleged members of Delta Force is a dent on the security agency.”

“This is not how National Security should be operated. It should be a place of decorum. What was even more shocking is the acting National Security Coordinator confessing on national Television that he is working with vigilante members armed with AK 47 and handcuffs. We should be frightened,” he added.

Mr Pratt condemned the entire episode which he described as extremely messy.

“If the Ashanti Regional National Security coordinator is refusing to leave despite the expiration of his contract, is this how to handle it? This is appalling. The fact that the acting National Security coordinator is alleged to be involved in criminal activities is also disturbing,” he fumed.

He called on the Minister of National security to bring sanity into the National Security space as soon as practicable.

“There should be a comprehensive shakeup in the National Security outfit. If this is not done, I’m afraid, Ghana is sitting on a pile of gun powder,” The seasoned journalist averred.

Kwesi Pratt indicated that what baffles him most is the fact that this occurrence comes after the assault on Citi News journalist had not been resolved.

“The fact that Citi News’ Caleb Kudah case resurrected Azugu who was at the center of Ayawaso West Waguon; and before we can think of resolving it, National Security does this again. It is scary.

“Mind you, the NPP must be sacred because incidents in the past points to vigilantes attacking elements from their own side. We all must be concerned about the indiscipline going on at the National Security,” Kwesi Pratt said.

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