Mr Speaker, let me also express my profound gratitude to the Hon Member, Mr Woyome who made the Statement -- for this very important Statement that he has submitted to this House. At least, it offers us all a platform to dissociate ourselves from the manipulations of criminals and fraudsters outside.
Social media exist to inform, educate and entertain those who access the media. We must recognise
that it has come to stay; it is a powerful medium, even though when it started, it was to complement the formal or the mainstream media. However, today, we must recognise the fact that it has taken the center stage.
Unfortunately, now the trend that the social media is assuming is degenerating into wrong attributions, judifications and compromising the integrity of persons and institutions.
Mr Speaker, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are now seriously infested with criminals and fraudsters and they pretend to be representing the interest of persons and institutions that they have no association with.
Mr Speaker, these fraudsters prey on persons outside the jurisdiction in particular, and I know of complaints that often come from the United States of America, Canada and UK. These people have their local collaborators. Mr Speaker, on two occasions when I had to complain to the police, they identified local collaborators and we sent their numbers to the police, but