Ghana will witness more crimes - Professor. Kwesi Aning

BY: Zadok Kwame Gyesi
Professor. Kwesi Aning
Professor. Kwesi Aning

The Director of the Faculty of Academic Affairs and Research, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, Professor. Kwesi Aning, is predicting that Ghana will continue to witness an increase in crimes.

His claim is based on the premise that crime is fast becoming a profitable venture in the country, hence leading to an increase in crimes being witnessed across the country.

Speaking on Accra-based Citi FM on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, Prof. Aning, said "Crime has become such a profitable venture in this country that we just don’t know what to do."

He explained that when violence becomes currency in any society such that those who are more violent get economic benefits and advantage, such a society becomes a stage for crime, saying "Violence has become a currency that those who are more violent have much currency in society.”

For him, "We are going to see more of this (crimes)," pointing out that the issue of small arms, for instance, ought to be properly tackled.

The Security expert was speaking on the recent spike in crimes in the country, particularly armed robberies and murders.