Security agencies organise peace musical concert

The Ghana Immigration Service band on stage.The bands of the various security agencies in Ho held a pre-election peace musical concert at the forecourt of the Volta Regional Coordinating Council (VRCC) on Friday evening.

The splendid performance of the bands of the Police Service, Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) and Rescue Service , Ghana Immigration Service and Ghana Prisons Service, attracted a large number of members of the public to the venue to take part in the fun.

The guest of honour was the Minister of the Interior, Mr. Prosper Bani.

He said that adequate security measures had been instituted to ensure peace during the forthcoming elections, and entreated the citizenry to complement the efforts of the security services by being law abiding during the period.

“Without the collaboration of the citizens, the peace process will face challenges, so let us all be part of the peace process”, he added.

Mr. Bani, urged the electorate to have confidence in the Electoral Commission, the law courts and “in ourselves” to make significant contributions to the success of the 2016 general elections.

The Minister of the Interior gave the assurance that the security agencies had been provided with the necessary logistics to carry out their duties day and night, for the electorate to exercise their franchise in an atmosphere devoid of fear and intimidation.

Meanwhile, Mr. Bani said that although government would not interfere in the social media, citizens must be responsible and civil in transmitting information on the social media on the elections.

He warned that anyone who disturbed the peace during the elections would suffer swift and ruthless consequences under the laws of the land.

Earlier, the Deputy Volta Regional Minister, Mr. Francis Ganyaglo commended the various security agencies in the region for their commitment to join forces to fight crime and uphold the peace at all times.

 

From Alberto Mario Noretti, Ho

 

 

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