Possible lockdown: IGP cancels 'leaked' police operational plan

Possible lockdown: IGP cancels 'leaked' police operational plan

- IGP James Oppong Boanuh, has cancelled a preparational order for a possible lockdown

- This follows the leakage of the sensitive restricted document on social media.

- The IGP in an internal memo directed the operation order be withdrawn with immediate effect

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The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), James Oppong Boanuh, has cancelled a preparational order for a possible lockdown.

According to a report by theghanareport.com the IGP in an internal memo directed the operation order be withdrawn with immediate effect.

It added that further instructions would be issued on the details of the order.

YEN.com.gh earlier carried a report on a restricted document which was only dated as March 2020 titled “Deployment Strategy for lockdown of Accra, Tema, Kumasi and Obuasi.”

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It is believed to be a strategy drafted by the police service to various commanders to prepare all personnel for deployment in case there is a full or partial lockdown.

Meanwhile, Ghanaians have been mounting pressure on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to announce and enforce a total or partial lockdown.

The Ghana Medical Association has also called on the president to enforce a lockdown since that could help curtail the spread of the disease.

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is, however, expected to give his fourth address on the coronavirus this night.

Politician, entrepreneur and on-screen actor John Dumelo, has expressed his concerns on how petty traders, street hawkers and persons working in the informal sector would survive, should the government enforce a lockdown.

He suggested that electricity and water tariffs for the period of lockdown be reduced. Dumelo also suggested that fuel prices should be reduced as well as data and call charges across all networks

READ ALSO: COVID-19: Dumelo calls for reduction of tariffs should there be a lockdown

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