US to help ensure peaceful polls

The United States Mission in Ghana has pledged its support for the Ghana Police Service to enable it to provide adequate security for the November 7 general elections.

The assurance was given by the US Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Robert Porter Jackson, when he paid a courtesy call on the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. John Kudalor.

The discussions centred on four main areas, Election Security, Terrorist Activities in the sub region, Human and Drug Trafficking.

Mr. Jackson assured the IGP of the support of the US in the areas of training and provision of logistics.

In a brief remark, Mr. Kudalor said the Police Service was not leaving any stone unturned in its bid to ensure a peaceful election.

“He said a special task force – called National Election Security Task Force – had been put in place to take care of all aspects of security of the polls, adding that he had instituted the IGP’s Dialogue series, on the best ways to deliver the election peacefully.

Mr. Kudalor and Mr. Jackson also pledged to cooperate to fight terrorism, human and drug trafficking, with the US proposing to assist the Police Service in training, financial resources and other logistics.

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