The Minority in Parliament has asked government not to jubilate over the rescue of the abducted Canadian girls until the Takoradi kidnapped girls have been found.
The Minority says although the news about the rescued Canadian girls was refreshing, it would be improper for government to jubilate when the Ghanaian girls were still missing.
Spokesperson for the Minority on security, James Agalga said he had mixed feelings when he heard about the news because he was imaging how Ghanaians would question the police and other security agencies that rescued the Canadian girls why they have failed to rescue the Ghanaian girls almost a year they went missing.
Speaking to the media in parliament today [Wednesday], the Member of Parliament for Builsa North said it would be important for government to employ every means possible to rescue the Takoradi girls.
He said the kidnapping of the Takoradi girls preceded the kidnapping of the two Canadian girls but the that of the foreign nationals put us in the spotlight ‘’because the international media attention was caught,’’ on the matter.
‘’But as a country, the lives of Ghanaian also matter. My appeal to government is that they must not rest on their oars. We shall not accept any excuses any longer,’’ he added.
He described as appalling the attitude of the CID boss cop Tiwaa Addo-Danquah towards the matter.
Mr. Agalga said there was no point for the CID boss to raise the hopes of the affected families when she knew the information she had about the girls was inaccurate.
He challenged the police to speed up their investigations in order to help rescue the girls.
The girls – from separate families – were taken from various locations in Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis of the Western Region since last year and nothing has been heard about their whereabouts.
Priscilla Blessing Bentum, 21, was the first to be taken in August 2018. The student left home for choir practice but never returned.
Her worried father reported her disappearance to the police 24 hours later. It is now known that she was abducted at Kansaworodo, a suburb of Takoradi, an oil-rich town.
Four months later, Ruth Love Quayeson also disappeared. The 18-year-old took a cab ride from her home in Diabene to the Butumagyedu Junction and never returned.
Priscilla Mantebea Koranchie, 15, was last seen on December 21, 2018. She told her younger siblings she was taking a walk to a nearby town, Nkroful and since then no one has heard from her.
Meanwhile, Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said the security agencies require a lot of information ‘’so that they can do their intelligence gathering and deal with these matters and we are hoping that we can all support them.’’
He said the police was committed to rescuing the girls and has admonished Ghanaians to volunteer information to the security agencies and same level of serious they attached others that have happened recently which they have dealt with; they are applying that same level of seriousness.’’