The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Upper West Region has condemned the attack meted out to the Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, Amidu Chinnia Issahaku.
In a statement signed by the Deputy Regional Communication Officer, Eunice Kaminta, the party expressed its disappointment in the Regional Security Council for failing to apprehend the perpetrators in twenty four hours.
According to them, the insecurity in the region has escalated since the withdrawal of the Police visibility policy by the NPP government.
They called on the Regional Minister who is the Chairman of the Regional Security Council to urgently restore the Police visibility policy and all security lights along the streets.
They urged the police service to bring the perpetrators to book with all the professionalism it deserves.
The Deputy Upper West Regional Minister Amidu Chinnia Issahaku was attacked and wounded at Waale-Sombo in Wa around 8 pm Thursday, May 21, 2020
The incident happened when the Minister was taking a stroll near his house.
The Deputy Minister sustained deep cutlass wounds and he is receiving treatment at the Homeland Clinic in Wa.
Read The Full Statement Below
National Democratic Congress
Upper West Regional Communication Secretariat
NDC UPPER WEST CONDEMNS DASTARDLY ATTACKS ON DEPUTY REGIONAL MINISTER BY UNIDENTIFIED ARMED MEN
We have received with utmost shock, the sad news of the beastly attack that was visited on the Deputy Upper West Regional Minister ( Hon Issahaku Chinnia) on the early evening of Thursday 21st May, 2020.
We are informed that, he was out within his neighborhood for his routine evening walk when two unidentified armed men approached him and inflicted him with several machete wounds.
In no uncertain terms, we condemn the attack and declare it needless and unwarranted.
We sincerely commiserate with the Deputy Minister in this time of difficulty and wish him a speedy recovery
While we sympathize with the Hon Deputy Regional Minister, we are disappointed in the inability of the Regional Security Council under the auspices of Hon Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih to bring the perpetrators of this act to book over 24 hours after the heinous crime was committed.
The paucity of security in the Upper West Region escalated since the police visibility policy was withdrawn by the NPP Government. The withdrawal of the police officers coupled with the pronounced darkness on our various streets have left residents of the Region vulnerable to such attacks.
We wish to use this medium to call on the Hon. Regional Minister and the Regional Security Council to as a matter of urgency restore the police visibility policy and also immediately restore all faulty security lights on our streets.
We call on the police service in the Region to put their professionalism in place to bring the perpetrators of such acts to bear to ensure the safety of our residents.
Deputy Reg. Comm Officer