Policy think tank, Strategic Thinkers Network Africa (Stranek-Africa) has asked government to seek foreign expertise to solve the mystery of the missing Takoradi girls.
According to the Network, it will not be out of place to call for support because that approach led to the rescue of the two Canadian girls abducted at Ahodwo in Kumasi.
Chief Executive of Stranek Africa, Gideon Tettey Tetteh, made a passionate appeal in an interview with Ghanacrusader.com on Sunday.
He accused government of snail-pacing investigations into the matter and stressed if that strategy worked in rescuing the Canadian girls, it would equally be good for finding and bringing the three girls home.
The matter, he said, is long overdue and threatening the security of the entire Ghanaian populace because no person feels safe any longer.
“If today Assemblies of God are going on fasting and prayers in order to find the missing Takoradi girls and the youths are determined to demonstrate, it signals seriousness of matter.”
“Government must realize this affects all of us. To bring happiness to the families of these girls, collaboration is best,” he said.
Gideon Tetteh argued if that avenue is exhausted and the girls are not found, it could be concluded they are dead and the families can move on, “But as it is now we believe they are alive and can be found and returned home.”
President Nana Akufo-Addo, he said, swore the Presidential Oath in the 1992 Constitution of Ghana to “At all times preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Republic of Ghana; and that “I dedicate myself to the service and well-being of the people of the Republic of Ghana and to do right to all manner of persons.”
“It is therefore very disappointing on the part of the President and the Republic of Ghana to dine and sleep while its nationals have gone missing for so long.”
“Though the main suspect Samuel Udoetuk-Wills has confessed the girls are alive, it is not enough to have high hopes and be complacent.”
“This government must leapfrog by working in tandem with foreign expertise to get to the bottom of this issue,” he stressed.
According to him, a call on the United States of America for assistance and deployment of its security intelligence would help Ghana find its missing girls.
No amount of words, he said, is satisfactory than amalgamating with foreign professionals in rescuing the young ladies.
“We therefore opine that there should be more action and less talk in finding these girls to put smiles back on the faces of the families once again.”
The missing girls, 18-year-old Priscilla Mantebea Koranchie was last seen on 21st December 2018; 21-year-old Priscilla Blessing Bentum, last seen on 17th August 2018; and 18-year-old Ruth Love Quayson, last seen on 4th December 2018.