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We’ll neither sleep nor rest until Ghana is at peace with itself – IGP assures


The Inspector-General of Police says his outfit will do whatever possible to ensure Ghana’s peace is sustained.

Dr. George Akuffo Dampare said the police service and the other security agencies will collaborate to ensure this is achieved.

According to him, there will be no need for security agencies if they cannot maintain the country’s peace.

Speaking at the commissioning of a police barracks at Kwabenaya in Accra on Wednesday, April 19, Dr Akuffo Dampare said they (all security agencies) will partner to protect Ghana’s peace at all times.

“My colleagues and I are working in partnership with other security agencies to give you the biggest of assurances to the government and the people of Ghana that we will never sleep nor rest until this country is at peace with itself,” Inspector-General of Police said.

The Ghana Police Service recently engaged the two major political parties on two new security measures instituted to help maintain the peace as the country nears the 2024 general election.

A statement issued by the police on Monday, April 17 said the meeting was necessitated by press statements issued by the parties and subsequently followed by petitions to the Police Service with each party calling on the Police to arrest certain individuals of their opponents for some alleged offences.

The police said they informed the political parties about the two strategic interventions introduced to handle elections and all politically related incidents.

“The first strategic intervention shared with them is the establishment of the Police Election Security Secretariat to work with all political parties and other stakeholders to enhance the management of security for all elections in the country.

“The second intervention is the setting up of a dedicated legal team to subject all politically related incidents to legal scrutiny to establish whether there are elements of crime or otherwise before any Police action is taken.

The Police will, therefore, not intervene in any situation where there is no criminality involved,” parts of the document read.

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