President Nana Akufo-Addo says his government will do its best to address the growing phenomenon of kidnapping.
He said the state will ensure strict application of the law in tackling the breakdown of law and order in the country in relation to the kidnapping phenomenon that is gradually gaining root in the country.
Akufo-Addo’s comment comes in the wake of several reported cases of kidnapping in the country in the last few months.
About 20 cases of kidnapping have been recorded in 2019 alone with that of the three Takoradi girls being most topical and generating a lot of political pressure on the government.
Speaking to members of the Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC) at the Jubilee House on Monday, 29 April 2019, Nana Akufo-Addo said: “We are all concerned about this phenomenon of kidnappings which we have not known. Our brothers and sisters in Nigeria have known it. But we have not known it in this country and we need to do something about it to make sure that it doesn’t become a feature of our society.”
“I am very determined on the issue and decisions are being taken, as we seek what will be a clear manifestation of the determination, I have to deal with this matter,” he added.