IGP seeks support of Ga chiefs towards 2016 polls

Mr John Kudalor addressing the the gathering.Photo Anita Nyarko-YirenkyiThe Inspector General of Police (IGP), John Kudalor, on Friday paid a courtesy call on members of the Ga Traditional   Council, to seek their support towards the upcoming elections.

He said: “no matter how long our arms are, the fact remains that we cannot do it alone without the support of the people.”

The visit, the IGP said, was to inform the chiefs and elders about the police administration’s preparedness towards the elections.

“We recognise you as a very important and critical stakeholder in this election as far as police preparations are concerned and without you the equation is not balanced,” Mr Kudalor noted.

He urged the chiefs to give  vital information to the police to facilitate their work.

Mr.  Kudalor appealed to the council to ensure that the people promote peace and refrain from violence during the polls.

He said, the police administration began its preparations towards the elections since last year.


The IGP indicated that the police administration had met the youth of the various political parties to educate them on the need to promote peace.

He noted that the youth played a major role in ensuring peaceful elections.

Mr. Kudalor said the police also met with the presidential aspirants for election 2016 and their running mates about their protection.

He said the police  also embarked on regional tours to access the preparation of the police and met with the paramount chiefs to seek their support towards the elections.

The president of the Ga Traditional Council, Nii Dodoo Nsaki II, urged his colleague chiefs to ensure peace, especially at the flash points identified in Accra.

He said the cordial relationship between the council and the police should be promoted, and appealed to the IGP to collaborate with the chiefs to promote community policing.

Nii Ayi Bonte, Gbese Manste, urged the police  to  ensure  that qualified youth in the Ga  community are  enlisted  into the  Police Training  School  .

According to him, this would give the youth a sense of pride and belonging.

The Gbese Mantse appealed to the IGP to ensure adequate security at the palace and other important areas.

By Jemima Esinam Kuatsinu

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