- Police anti-terror squad stationed at Kwahu to increase surveillance during Easter celebration
- Since the terrorist attacks in Ghana’s neighbouring countries, the security apparatus has been on high security alert
- Kwahu Easter is the annual Easter celebrations at the Kwahu South District of the Eastern Region of Ghana
The police administration has deployed an anti-terror squad to Kwahu in the Eastern region to ensure security during the Easter celebrations.
Kwahu is the main destination in Ghana for the annual Easter festivities. People from all walks of life and all nationalities throng to the Kwahu Hills every Easter to celebrate the three-day-long holiday.
Following the upsurge in extremists’ activities in West Africa and Europe, the Ghana Police said it will not take chances and has fashioned out measures to protect citizens who will be gathering at public places to celebrate Christ’s death.
Superintendent Cephas Arthur, the director of public affairs of the Ghana Police Service in an interview with Accra based Citi FM explained that “the intelligence officers have already been deployed to embark on reconnaissance ahead of the festivities”.
“Deployment of intelligence officers has been done already at the national level. We are up to the task and we know Kwahu has become synonymous with Easter and brings up security concerns, so it is up to the police to create an enabling environment to enable celebrants do whatever they want to do without any hindrance,” he stated.
He also assured the public that the police will be visibly placed holiday spots throughout the country as part of measures to strengthen security to ensure an “incident-free Easter.”
Kwahu Easter is the annual Easter celebrations at the Kwahu South District of the Eastern Region of Ghana.
Activities that go on during the period include Paragliding, hiking, carnivals and street jams.
For the indigenes, that is the Kwahu people, it is an annual homecoming, but for holiday revelers it is an occasion for celebrations.