Former President, John Agyekum Kufuor believes one of the critical means to tackle unresolved crime in the country is the use of modern technology.
He says the adoption of technology by the government will help to provide the state with the necessary evidence to prosecute offenders of heinous crimes, many of which have hit dead ends.
Mr. Kufuor says the unavailability of such a system will always give way to accusations that the government is doing little to deal with such matters, usually because of its alleged culpability of criminal activities due to political intolerance.
Speaking to Citi News‘ Bernard Avle, the statesman said the government can only absolve itself of blame if it invests heavily in technologies like CCTV cameras, among other things, to curb crime and prosecute offenders.
“Can people prove [crime]? So we have to be careful. If we mean the investigative mechanisms of the state are not rising to the occasion, say it. But don’t say it is the government that killed [someone]. So we have to be careful.”
“One thing we should urge is that we have been talking about technology. So we should urge the government to equip security agencies with the technologies and mechanisms, so we can bring to book quickly, culprits who want to offend individuals and want to derail the stability of our communities”, he said.