The Member of Parliament for Manso Adubea Yaw Frimpong has said the best security in every country is premised on intelligence gathering.
In an interview with Kwabena Agyapong on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm the legislator said, without intelligence, the security agencies would not be able to work efficiently no matter the sophisticated gadgets at their disposal.
Commenting on the rescue of the two Canadian two nationals he said, the police was able to rescue the victims based on intelligence they gathered and support from the public.
He also suggested the difference between the Canadian case and that of the Takoradi kidnapping case is that the two victims who were kidnapped in Kumasi, are foreigners and so it would be difficult to transport them across any border.
He said the security operatives were able to rescue the Canadian girls based on these factors hence it would be improper for anyone to compare the two since they are not the same.
The legislator told Kwabena Agyapong on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that it was important for the public to regularly give information on suspicious characters in order to foil any form of threat or criminal activity by such individuals.
He said the abduction of the three Takoradi girls was not reported on time hence the challenges the police are facing in finding them.
To him, it would be a misplaced comparison for people to say the Canadian girls have been rescued with the Takoradi girls still missing.
He expressed strong optimism that terrorism will never occur in Ghana. That is my belief,’ he added.
Meanwhile, government has assured the diplomatic community that Ghana was safe and not under threat.
Government also used the opportunity to assure the diplomatic community of the general preparedness of the country’s security agencies to deal with all kinds of crime.