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Crime Rate in Ashanti Drops

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THE ASHANTI Region has achieved a drastic reduction in crime rate over the last months, Simon Osei Mensah, the Regional Minister has announced with pleasure.

Crime rate is a count of crimes complied to assess the effectiveness of a crime control policy, and the impact of the policy on the risk of crime victimization.

Mr. Osei Mensah, being head of the Regional Security Council (REGSEC), has said: “According to statistics from the Ghana Police Service, crime rate in the Ashanti region is on the decrease…The security situation in the region is generally calm”.

The Regional Minister did not mention specific figures but mane the announcement in his address during the opening of the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) meeting last week.

He expressed delight about the positive development, noting that the trend would surely help boost economic and other activities.

The Minister, who could not hide his delight, said the decrease in crime activities would help boost businesses in the Region.

“The Region is peaceful and calm and business goes on without hindrance”, he remarked, assuring that security agencies would sustain their good works.

Osei Mensah, who is the head of the Regional Security Council (REGSEC), stated that the positive statistics would not make the security agencies complacent.

He said even though generally the region is peaceful, there are still pockets of security problems that needed to be dealt with to help avert security crisis.

Osei Mensah said the use of Tramadol, a dangerous medicinal substance, by the youth, is one the real security challenges that the region should deal with.

The meeting, among other things, was used to analyze the present state of the region, especially the security situation, which is key in nation development.

The important meeting, held at the RCC in Kumasi, was graced by all the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives in the Ashanti region.

By: Akwasi Boakye

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