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The National Security Minister Albert Kan Dapaah has been hauled before Parliament to answer an urgent question on the progress made by the government to fix CCTV cameras in all Police stations across the country.

In 2018, the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, in the wake of attacks on Police stations by suspected criminals and thugs, indicated that the government would install CCTV cameras to equip the Police Service to deal with future threats on personnel at the stations.

After nearly three years, there has been no update concerning the progress of the project.

The inquiry pushed for by the Wa West MP, Peter Toobu, is to find out what measures have been taken to ensure police stations and personnel are protected.

According to him, “It is important for all of us to know as a country that violent crime has become a challenge to national development and the government I think was very forthright in deciding that CCTVs were an important component to fighting crime.”

He explained that the Minister’s response will demonstrate government’s commitment to fighting crime and ensuring the protection of those fighting crimes.

“So I want to find out, since 2018 they talked about installing CCTV cameras across all police stations in this country, I want to find out the state of the project. What has happened? How far have we gone?

“And I think that this is just to let the Ghanaian people know if the government is committing to fighting crime, we’ll get to know. We can’t do lip service in the area of fighting crime. So we wait to see what the Minister has for us,” he told JoyNews.

He said should the Minister reveal that nothing has been done, the whole country will be disappointed that the government has failed to up their game to protect the Service.

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