The Speaker of Parliament Edward Korbly Doe Adjaho, has inaugurated the State House District Police Station, promising to keep the security of the House as top priority.
He said the security of the House has assumed national proportions because of its receipt of a large number of local and foreign visitors, as well as the House being a repository of highly classified national documents.
Mr Adjaho said the recent terrorist attacks in the West African sub region make it imperative to enhance the security of key strategic national assets.
He called on the Leadership and Membership of the House as well workers and visitors to co-operate with the Police, by making themselves also available for the necessary checks.
Mr Adjaho expressed gratitude to President John Dramani Mahama for showing keen interest in the refurbishment in the Western Gate entrance that was developed into the facility, and the Leadership of the House for supporting the project.
Mr Prosper Bani, the Interior Minister also repeated his promise at his vetting to improve the security of the House.
“It is heart-warming that a few weeks on assuming office, Parliament in collaboration with the Ghana Police Service has renovated this edifice as the Parliament Police Station,” Mr Bani said.
He urged personnel who would be posted to the station to exhibit a high sense of professionalism and be vigilant.
“I urge all of us to be vigilant, cautious and curious and report any suspicious acts or persons to the Security Agencies,” Mr Bani said.
Mr John Kudalor, the Inspector General of Police, assured Ghanaians that the Police would continue to maintain internal peace, secure the nation’s borders and ensure peace before, during and after the November elections.