Taskforce members in group photograph
The Central Regional Police Command has inaugurated 17 members Election Security Taskforce for the 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary elections in the country.
The taskforce was to plan, organize, implement, monitor and co-ordinate the creation of a safe environment for the 2016 general elections in the region.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, the Deputy Regional Minister, Madam Queenstar Pokuah Sawyer stated that the inauguration of the taskforce was important since national exercises cannot be smoothly undertaken without the active involvement of security services and other identified stakeholders.
Madam Sawyer indicated that the effective performance of their functions would contribute significantly to the attainment of free, fair and transparent election promised Ghanaians by the government.
She emphasized the need for them to remain vigilant and ensure that any activity by any group of people or individuals that can destabilize the region and for that matter the country’s social cohesion and economic development was nipped in the bud.
The Deputy Regional Minister called on all to do everything possible within the confines of the law to ensure that the region remains a haven of peace and unity before, during and after the November elections.
The regional police commander, DCOP Yaagy Akruibah promised his outfit’s commitment to deploy more police officers to the various trouble zones in the region to maintain peace and order.
Some of the members included, DDP J. Amankra-Yeboah from Ghana Prison Service, Kwame Oppong, Regional Co-ordinating Council (RCC), Nana Agyei Gyimfi, Ghana Immigration Service and DOI Fanny Simpson, Ghana Fire Service.
From Sarah Afful, Cape Coast