IGP says Ghana police ready for November polls
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. John Kudalor, has given assurance of their readiness to provide protection for all voters in the coming polls.
He said adequate preparations and measures had been put in place to ensure that the election was peaceful – free from fear, intimidation and violence.
He was speaking after watching a riot and combat drill display at the Police Training School in Patasi, Kumasi.
IGP Kudalor, who was on two-day official tour of the Ashanti Region to assess the operational challenges that needed to be tackled for efficient performance, said they would work with all stakeholders for the successful conduct of the election.
He used the visit to remind the officers and men to remain professional.
They should be alert, firm and even-handed in the performance of their duties to sustain public trust and confidence.
He underlined the need for them to follow appropriate procedures for riot control, telling them, not to be trigger happy.
Commissioner of Police (COP) Nathan Kofi Boakye, the Regional Commander, said they were determined to maintain high standards of professionalism.
They would be politically neutral and non-intimidating during the election.
He called for the people to stand together with the police to protect the peace and security of the nation.