“We are even encouraging community policing because some of these things are happening because people don’t know what to say about them,”
Authorities in Kyere sub-county, Serere district have embarked on security meetings to combat crime. The move follows an upsurge of crime in the area.
According to the area LC3 chairperson, John Esadu they will use these meeting to sensitize locals on security related issues with the help of the police and village crime preventers.
"We are even encouraging community policing because some of these things are happening because people don't know what to say about them," Esadu said.
Clare Asunyo, one of the parish chiefs in Kyere also called upon LC1s to adopt the mechanism of registering visitors in their areas of jurisdiction such that they can be easily traced in case of any wrong doing.
"I also urge the general public and the community to report any new person they are not aware of to the security authorities so that it's very easy to trace that person," she said.
The LC1 chairperson of Akujatoi village, Charles Adaku welcomed the idea of security meetings, saying it will boost the crackdown of criminals who terrorize residents by stealing their property.
He called for coordination between the local authorities, law enforcement officers and crime preventers.
Some of the locals told Etop (One of Vision Group's subsidiaries) that this will help them curb the increasing crime rates in the sub-county and asked police to boost the night and day patrols