The District is among the most peaceful Districts in the country, though it is predominantly multi-tribal residence. The District has two Police Stations and …… police personnel who ensure the safeguard of people, property and ensure law and order. The police undertake day and night patrols and erect barriers on the major roads to check traffic, combat robbery cases and other social vices.
The District has DISEC, Justice and Security Committee, Public Relation and Complaints Committee and Social Welfare Unit, CHRAJ that handles arbitration and conflicts among individuals and agencies.
There is no District Court that administer justice in the district. The District thus rely on the Adjourning Districts of Obuasi and New Edubiase for judiciary services. In addition, the Traditional Authority also handles various cases and institute local laws to control the behavior of the people. The District has bye-laws which promote peace and security in the District. There is no presence of the Ghana National Fire Service and the District Ambulance Unit of the Health Directorate. Rapid response to emergencies is therefore absent.
However, there are few land litigations and chieftaincy issues which do not have the potency to aggravate to the extent of posing treats to local economic development.
In sum the biggest security threat eminent in the district is job unavailability. Though the district is predominantly agrarian, agriculture does not attract the teaming youth who are mostly into the illegal mining popularly called Galamsey. The ban and the government action against it has thus made most of the youth idle and this idleness poses serious security threat in the District.
Date Created : 1/31/2019 5:09:24 AM