Expressing her grievances on the act of the Police Officer who molested a woman at the Midland Savings and Loans Limited, the Member of Parliament for Pusiga, Hon. Hajia-Ayishetu Laadi Ayamba, has described the act as shameful and inhumane, calling for serious disciplinary action against him.
Indicating that Ghana touts itself as a hospitable and accommodating nation, however, this occurrence amounts to a disgrace and dent on the image of the country.
She said this in her contribution to a statement on the shooting of the seven suspected armed robbers in a Zongo community at Kumasi, by the Ranking Member for Defence and Interior Select Committee and Member for Builsa North, Hon. James Agalga.
She described the action as inhumane and blamed the Ghana Police Service for the possible lack of due diligence in the recruitment process of the service.
She further asked the service to take personnel through in-service training and serious monitoring, similarly, she demanded that the bank also be sanctioned.
Hon. Cynthia Morrison, Member for the Agona West constituency on her part, expressed serious worries about the conduct of the Police in recent times, referring to recent clashes between the Police and the Military, and recent distasteful occurrences attributed to the Police.
“if the people paid by the tax payer to ensure their safety rather assaults them, it signals a bleak future for security in Ghana”. She lamented.
She called on the recruiting agencies of the Police Service to review the recruitment and training processes to help forestall some of these occurrences.
Member for Kpando constituency Hon. Dela Adwoa Sowah, on her part also said she has never been that traumatized in her lifetime, watching the video on the incidence.
Condemning the act, she said she has not been able to sleep soundly after the incident, since it keeps playing in her memory.
She called on the Gender Minister to take steps to register the epileptic daughter of the victim on the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) program, due to her vulnerability.
Hon. Ras Mubarak, Member for Kumbungu Constituency indicated that in finding solutions, the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service (GES) should intensify moral education and education on issues of such in the educational system.
It would be recalled that, a video circulating on social media over the past week shows a police officer on guard duty at Midland Savings and Loans, beating up a woman who was holding a baby, sparking public outrage.
This comes at a time the police are under immense scrutiny, following the allegations of police brutality from the Zongo community in Kumasi after seven men suspected to be robbers were killed by the police.