With high rate of crime in one of the central business districts in the country, traders at the Kwame Nkrumah circle have come up with strategies to tackle some of the criminal activities taking place in the business area.
One of the perceptions that is left in the minds of many Ghanaians any time the name ‘circle’ is mentioned is the hub of mobile phones where one can get easily duped with the sale of fake electronic item.
But these perceptions have turned to hurt most genuine business men and women who have invested huge capitals to employ other people to make an ends meet daily.
Against this background, The Circle Traders Association in collaboration with Ghana Police Service has instituted a Neighborhood Watch Committee to help smoke out the bad ones.
The Greater Accra Regional Police Commander, DCOP George Alex Mensah, charged members of the committee to ensure criminals or any illegal activity is reported to the police for necessary action to be taken.
Speaking at the inauguration of the committee over the week in Accra, the Regional Police boss reiterated the commitment of his outfit in protecting life and property.
He urged the traders especially the phone dealers to be circumspect in their dealings with inferior goods which in the local palant known as (phone keysoap) which mean a well packaged soap sold out to people in the form of mobile phones.
On his part, the Member of Parliament for the area Hon. Henry Quartey pledged his support in ensuring traders go about their activities in a peaceful manner.
The MP who doubles as the Deputy Minister for the Interior urged members of the general public to change their perceptions towards people who trade at circle adding that “in every society there are bound to have the bad ones”.
Story: Iddrissu A. Jara