There has been an increase in criminal activities within Meduma in the Kwabre-East District of the Ashanti region.

Residents say they come under constant attacks, especially in the evening.

In view of this, a community taskforce working with the police has devised strategies to track criminals in the town, including the compilation of names of all landlords.

The spate of robbery attacks is affecting the day to day activities of the residents.

They are therefore demanding an immediate solution to their problem.

A victim of a robbery attack, Yaa Poma, recounted how she was robbed at gunpoint.

“The robbers were 3 in number, and they let’s us kneel and pulled a gun on us. They took our phones and ransacked my mum’s shop”.

The Chief of Meduma, Nana Oduro Agyarko II, said the people are living in fear due to the upsurge in criminal activities in the area.

He is terrified that the continuous attacks will have adverse impact on community development.

Meanwhile the community is working with the police to address the challenge.

The Landlords Association, in collaboration with the Tafo Divisional Police command, has set up a taskforce to deal with the challenge.

Chairman of the Landlords Association, Sani Abacha, said the spate of criminal activities has necessitated the collation of a database of landlords.

A tenant or resident should be able to identify his or her landlord and specific residence for escort.

The taskforce has gone through the necessary procedures with the Ghana Police Service to provide security in the community.

Their effort is complemented by the police.