The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. John Kudalor, has asked Regional and District Police Commanders to be resolute in the discharge of their duties to ward off any potential threat that can undermine the December 7 election.
“I entreat all of you to embrace this election duty with determination, commitment and dedication. We owe it to ourselves, our forebearers, posterity and Ghana to deliver peaceful elections,” he said.
Opening the National Police Command Conference in Accra yesterday, the IGP charged the commanders to be proactive and innovative in the field to ensure an incident-free election.
The conference was organised for security officers to re-affirm their readiness for the elections.
Mr. Kudalor said the Police Administration was ready to provide the requisite security to create the conducive atmosphere for the electorate to cast their votes.
According to him, the determination and efforts of political parties were undoubtedly going to pose a lot of challenges to the security fraternity, adding that the police would surmount these challenges with utmost admiration.
According to Mr. Kudalor, security officers were currently undergoing various training and stimulation exercises to build their capacity and confidence to deal with all security-related issues that might occur before, during and after the elections.
That, notwithstanding, he said the police would continue to look for the best way to handle and deliver peaceful elections.
In his address, the Minister of the Interior, Mr. Prosper Douglas K. Bani, said government was systematically and progressively improving the logistics and equipment base to sharpen security task forces’ effectiveness and readiness towards the elections.
He said the country with support from the police and other stakeholders, had successfully held six peaceful elections since 1992, and this year’s should also be peaceful.
By Agnes Opoku Sarpong