A National Election Security Task Force and a Technical Committee has been inaugurated by the out-going Minister for Interior, Mark Woyongo.
The committee has the mandate to ensure peaceful, free and fair elections in the November polls. The event was held at the police headquarters in Accra.
The task force will comprise of representatives of all government security institutions in the country, i.e. the Police, Military, Immigration, Fire Service and Custom Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority, representatives of the Electoral Commission, Research Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration and the Ministry of Local Government.
“This task force is aimed at providing the right platform to deal with all security issues in a coordinated manner before they degenerate into bigger national problems,” Woyongo said.
He also revealed that each region will have a similar committee to enforce and replicate what the National Election Security Task Force and a Technical Committee will do.
“In view of the importance we attach to this year’s election and for that there is the need to coordinate all matters of election security across the country, this task force has been replicated at the regional and district levels,” he stated.
Woyongo finally warned that no private or political party security will be allowed to provide any form of security before, during and after the elections.