After the arrest of the former security head of Sohin Security (a private security company) The Parliament’s Select Committee on Defence and Interior said it will
The Parliament Committee on Defence and Interior says it will call officials of the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) to answer questions raised on security related issues at the Kotoka International Airport.
The intentional meeting came on the heels after recent reports about some Ghanaian drug barons arrested in USA, who used the airport as their channel.
Chairman of Parliament’s Select Committee on Defence and Interior, George Arthur told that in the wake of the drug sensation, the Committee was yet to hear from the NACOB.
He told that those in charge of NACOB would be invited to report on the drug situation in the country and particularly at the airport.
“We have not received any report from them as to what they have done about the issue (recent arrest), whether they have made some revelations or they have made some moves about it. So we need to invite the board and listen to them first.”
Mr Arthur said that last week the Committee planned to meet the Minister of Interior but the minister could not make it due to a cabinet meeting he had to attend.
Mr Arthur told that except any unexpected situation, the Committee will meet the minister, Tuesday, and later plan a meeting with the Inspector General of Police and other security agencies.
He said the committee will also support any divided investigations for the drug threat in the country.
In the meantime, Deputy Minister of Information, Murtala Mohammed has assured that government will not renege on its responsibility to make the drug business profitless to people who want to extend it.
On the issue of compromising the airport security, He strongly disagreed that the airport security has been compromised, indicating that all arrests affected had “tremendous” contribution from the security in Ghana.
However, he admited that as a human institution there could be some lapses at the airport.
He insisted that the country’s security agencies should be praised for their firm fight against the drug threat, and should be allowed to do more.
For him, it will be too “simplistic” for anyone to suggest a devided investigation into the recent drug-related arrests; he would rather prefer a “holistic” investigation.
He also moked the claims by the opposition NPP that a Ghanaian drug baron arrested in May, Solomon Adelaquaye was a financier of the ruling NDC.
“That statement cannot stand the test of time,” he said, questioning why the NDC would want to give out a financier of the party.
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