Deputy Interior Minister, James Agalga has assured Ghanaians of the readiness of security services in the country to maintain law and order in the country.
According to him, there’s no cause for alarm as the country prepares to receive the verdict by the nine-member panel sitting on the election case between three leaders of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP); Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Jake Obetsebi Lamptey and the Electoral Commission.
Speaking on Oman FM’s political programme, Hon. James Agalga stressed that the nation is “in firm control of our security. We all saw a demonstration of the readiness on the part of the security agencies when they embarked upon route matches in all the major cities of the country to tell the people that we are ready to contain the situation in the unlikely event that there’s any breach of the peace after the delivery of the verdict of the Supreme Court.”
He therefore issued a warning to the citizenry to refrain from any acts of provocation and stressed that the security services have been bracing themselves to ensure that the nation remains peaceful in the aftermath of the Supreme Court ruling.
Touching on the implications of the pending election case on foreign investment in the country, he was optimistic that “investors will continue to have confidence in this country and come what may, Ghana is going to continue to do well, grow from strength to strength after the verdict of the Supreme Court has been delivered.”
The government, he further said, has put measures in place to ensure that “at the end of the day, Ghana survives and thrives in the Committee of nations as a democratic country.”