The presence of the security in Ketu South is to protect the citizenry and to maintain peace, law and order in the municipality.
As you are already aware, Ghana’s land borders have been closed since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country in order to curb the spread.
However, intelligence has it that a number of people still use unapproved routes to enter the country.
We in the Ketu South have the effect of the recalcitrant individuals who normally aid people to cross the border through these unapproved routes.
The initial cases of COVID-19 recorded in the Municipality were all foreigners who were intercepted by the security officials via these porous unapproved routes.
Now, one may ask what about the number of people who succeeded in entering the country unnoticed?
How many people have been infested by these illegal travelers who might have been positive?
It is in our interest to be safe and in good health to ply our trade in tranquility hence the presence of the military and other security officials.
They are here to also help police our porous borders and numerous unapproved routes against foreigners who still finds way to pass to and fro from infecting our cherished people with covid.
The Assembly had earlier spend thousands of Ghana cedia to quarantined both foreigners and Ghanaians and on security.
Its unsustainable to continue to do so SOLELY as a Municipality even in this covid era.
External support has been sought and we have it. Thanks to the National Security Council.
All must remain calm and assist the security to protect us.
We are safe and must feel safe.
ELLIOT EDEM AGBENORWU
MCE, KETU SOUTH