Government Offers GHC25,000 Bounty For Arsonists


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07 June 2013

Government is offering GHC25,000 bounty for the arrest of suspected arsonists who are responsible for burning of the various markets across the country.



In a statement signed by the Chief of Staff, Prosper Bani, security agencies have been directed to be on alert at all important public buildings and installations across the country.

There has been about six fires in the major markets in Accra in the first quarter of 2013. Other markets in the country were also ravaged by fire in 2012.

Government officials, minister and the Mayor of Accra have said they suspect the fires to be the work of arsonists who want to make government unpopular.

Below is the full statement

President John Dramani Mahama has directed the state security agencies to declare a security alert at all important public buildings and installations across the country.

A twenty-five thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢25,000) package has also been announced to reward any person who provide information leading to the arrest of suspected arsonists.

The directive, according to the Chief of Staff Prosper Bani, follows updated security briefings receive by the President on the recent fire outbreaks in various markets in the country.

President Mahama has also visited the site of the latest fire incident;the Makola No. 2 in Accra, where the Chief Fire Officer, Brigadier General Bosco Guyiri and the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Julius Debrah briefed him.

“By directing a security alert at all such installations and instituting the reward package, the President is convinced that the general Ghanaian public will also be vigilant and watch for saboteurs within their communities who may be planning to cause damage to public property”, a statement signed Friday by Mr. Bani stated.

According to the Chief of Staff, the Regional Security (REGSEC)and District Security Council (DISEC) have also been directed to work with the respective market associations to put in place watchdog teams to provide adequate security for the markets important public installations including markets.

They are also to ensure the deployment of uniformed and plain clothed police and military teams to all such installations in their jurisdictions.

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