The Member of Parliament for Klottey Korle, Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, has bemoaned the rate of political interference in the country’s security agencies.
Commenting on the National Democratic Congress’ claims that the government is using the military to suppress potential voters in the opposition strongholds, Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings said a transparent recruitment process could sanitise security agencies.
Speaking in an interview on Citi TV’s Face to Face, the first-time MP called on politicians to as a matter of urgency, openly take a stand against political interference in the various security agencies.
Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings made particular mention of the police and military.
This she believes will increase the public confidence in the security agencies.
“To start with, we need to be mindful of the recruitment process, and this idea of over- politicising the security services.”
“We should have confidence in our security services; that they will defend the integrity of the state, because parties come and go and governments come and go but ultimately the security service must be interested of the security of the nationals and the state. We need to as a body politic take a position and say we will not interfere with the work of the security agencies”.
“Beyond appointing people, we must allow for the system to work and for us to minimize as much as possible political interference in the execution of the mandate of the security services,” Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings added.