The Ghana Police Service has assured Ghanaians the force will be professional in the delivery of its mandate during next year’s general elections.
“The police shall continue to ensure that there is law and order – before, during and after the elections; I want to take this opportunity to assure all that the regional police command will be resolute, objective and professional in the discharge of our duties throughout the entire election periods and beyond,” COP Dr. George Dampare told the media on Tuesday.
The new regional commander also noted that the police will be very “resolute” in the discharge of its duties and will engage all stakeholders to ensure a “peaceful” election.
COP Dampare further revealed that the police are yet to finalise its security arrangement for the 2016 elections.
“We shall use the whole of January 2016 to engage all stakeholders including all political parties, the electoral commission, religious bodies, civil society organisations, the media to get their input into our overall regional security plan.”
“I must also say that the engagement process with these stakeholders shall be a dynamic one such that at a point that we prepare the plan if in the course of time anything of significance has come that bothers on security that needs to come to our attention that continues engagement with stakeholders, we’ll bring it to bear to modify our plan to ensure that we are able to deliver a peaceful and secured environment for the whole election process to go on smoothly,” he added.