Election 2020: Akufo-Addo directs security personnel to deal with trouble makers

Election 2020: Akufo-Addo directs security personnel to deal with trouble makers

- President Akufo-Addo has assured Ghanaians that he will ensure the 2020 election is peaceful and free

- He has directed the security to deal with any person or group who wants to cause confusion during the polls in December

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President Nana Akufo-Addo has reiterated that he will not preside over or tolerate violence before, during and after the 2020 general elections in Ghana.

He has urged the country’s security to deal ruthlessly with any individual or group who will try to cause mayhem during the polls in December.

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Nana Addo said he has directed the state security apparatus to act without partiality.

In an interaction with the clergy at the seat of government, Jubilee House, Nana Addo said he will ensure the 2020 elections are free, fair and peaceful.

To ensure that the security agencies in our country act without partiality so that the law is applied evenhandedly, [that] is the reason why I passed a law against vigilantism to make sure that we can come to grips with it. And for the strictness, I have given them to the leadership of the security agencies.

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He added that crime was crime, regardless of who commits it.

"Crime cannot have a political colorization. I think from now on, the political leaders must insist that the security agencies act with evenhanded. If an NPP man causes a problem or assaults someone in public, he must be dealt with as a citizen of Ghana not as a member of the NPP. It doesn’t matter that the NPP government is in power.”

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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that government has signed a €250 million deal with the federal government of Germany to upgrade and expand the country's electricity transmission infrastructure.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed at the Jubilee House in Accra on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, by CEO of the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) and Sabine Dall'Omo, a representative of Siemens in the presence of President Akufo-Addo and the Chief Executive Officer of Siemens AG, Mr. Joe Kaeser.

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Source: Yen

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