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6,000 security personnel to police Akufo-Addo’s inauguration

The police will on Tuesday announce road closures, restrictions and diversions in some parts of Accra due to the inauguration

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  • "Six thousand security personnel drawn from the Ghana Police Service, the Ghana Armed Forces, and allied agencies will provide security to ensure protection of lives and properties and general maintenance of law and order for the inaugural ceremonies. This will be augmented by technology to ensure maximum security."

At least 6,000 personnel from the Ghana Police Service, Ghana Armed Forces and allied security agencies will be deployed to maintain law and order during the inauguration of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday.

A statement issued by the Police Service said the service will also ensure the enforcement of strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols by both visitors and dignitaries at the event.

It said: “The Police Administration has put in place security measures for the inauguration of the President-elect of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo; Vice President-elect, His Excellency Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia; Speakers and Members of the Eighth Parliament of the Fourth Republic on 7th January, 2021 at Accra.”

“Six thousand security personnel drawn from the Ghana Police Service, the Ghana Armed Forces, and allied agencies will provide security to ensure protection of lives and properties and general maintenance of law and order for the inaugural ceremonies. This will be augmented by technology to ensure maximum security,” the statement added.

Some roads are expected to be closed to traffic, the police added, noting it will on Tuesday announce restrictions and diversions in some parts of Accra due to the event.

“The police is urging the public to continue to cooperate with security arrangement for the inaugural ceremonies of 7th January 2020 in support of the constitutional framework of government,” the statement noted.

Below is the full statement:

 

Fred Dzakpata

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