A member of the National Executive Council (NEC) of Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council, Bishop Samuel Noi Mensah, has underscored the need for citizens to tackle safety and security as a collective responsibility.
According to him, all Ghanaians are responsible for bringing to the attention of the appropriate authorities issues that could endanger life and property for remedial measures to be taken.
Speaking at a Sunday service as part of educating church members on security, Bishop Mensah noted that, religious leaders have a responsibility in addition to prayers, to educate their followers to apply wisdom to prevent risks to their lives.
Suggesting ways to promote individual safety, he noted that, Ghanaians need to be proactive and be security conscious on daily basis.
Bishop Mensah who is the President of Full Gospel Church International urged that Ghanaians should observe and report to the police any abnormal and criminal activities near their homes, offices and environment as soon as possible.
“You need to know the people in your neighbourhood so that when you find any stranger parking a car or loitering around in your neighbourhood, ask the person questions such as ‘Who are you looking for?’. If the person is not convincing enough, alert the Police,” he advised.
Again, Rev. Mensah pointed out that, “When driving or walking and you realise a person is following you, change your route and don’t go straight into your house, or rather park in an open place or near a police station.”
Be Conscious of your Security
Advising Ghanaians, the man of God pointed out that, when Ghanaians hire the services of mini-cabs, they should not be bossy and sit behind but sit at the front seat because being at the back there is a high risk that could put their lives in danger.
He added “ While in the front seat, observe the activities of the driver and stop pressing the phone, especially the ladies,would be on their phone when they are in a car which is very because that is dangerous and could land you at a wrong destination”.
Touching on how people expose their wealth in public transport, the man of God indicated that, “we should not expose expensive things in your car, hide them because it attracts people to attack you.”
He advised Ghanaians to be mindful of the things they say on phone whilst in public transport, and avoid conversations that expose their wealth through their communication.
In the midst of prayers, Bishop Mensah noted “we should exercise wisdom” cautioning ladies not to sit in stringers’ cars and disallowing strangers to pay for their bills.
The man of God reiterated that, the security agencies need information to enhance their work, therefore “it is our responsibility to feed them with any necessary information to aid their work.”
SOURCE: GPCC NEWS