2020 Polls: We'll provide adequate security at all polling centres - IGP

The Inspector-General of the Ghana Police Service, James Oppong-Boanuh has assured Ghanaians that the service will provide adequate security at all polling centres across the country on December 7.

2020 Polls:  We'll provide adequate security at all polling centres - IGP

The Inspector-General of the Ghana Police Service, James Oppong-Boanuh has assured Ghanaians that the service will provide adequate security at all polling centres across the country on December 7.

Oppong-Boanuh was speaking to the media in Sunyani as part of his working visit to the Bono Region when he gave the assurance.

During his visit, the IGP observed a simulation exercise as part of preparations towards the December elections.

Mr. Oppong-Boanuh noted that they identified various flashpoints in the region and are going to put in place adequate security on election day.

“The amount of security we provide here is the standard security but if you look at a place like Banda, we would have to beef up security in that area.”

“So definitely, those flashpoints are going to be properly protected. Fortunately, we have had the registration as a form of rehearsal and it has helped us to identify the hotspots that would require special protection on the election day,” he said.

He also called on the Bono Regional Minister, Hon. Evelyn Ama Kumi Richardson to discuss security within the region before, during, and after the election.

This was done as part of his official visit to inspect operational capabilities of the Regional Police Command.

The Honourable Regional Minister listed some issues of security concern, including cybercrime and chieftaincy disputes as part of areas that police must pay attention to in the region.

She also expressed the hope that there will be coordination among security services in the border towns within the region, to ensure security before, during and after the upcoming elections.

“We have learnt lessons from events related to the voters registration exercise within the region and have appropriately strategized for maximum security from now through the election period and beyond December 7th 2020”, said IGP Oppong-Boanuh.

Present at the meeting were the Municipal Chief Executives of the Sunyani East and West Municipalities, Hon. Justina Owusu-Banahene and Hon. Martin Obeng, both of whom commended Police Officers in the region for their conduct and discipline.

Source: BA TV