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Be professional as possible- IGP to security personnel

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The Inspector-General of Police, James Oppong-Boanuh has called on all security services to be as professional as possible in the discharge of their duties on election day.

He gave the advice at the Independence Square in connection with a peace march named Tafia Lafiya, by all security agencies to assure the general public that the security services are ready to provide security on election day and call on the public to support them to promote peeace.

The security agencies that took part in the march are the Ghana Police Service, Ghana Armed Forces, Ghana Immigration Service, Ghana National Fire Service, Ghana Prisons Service, Ghana Revenue Authority, Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority, National Intelligence Bureau, National Ambulance and National Commission for Civic Education.

Addressing the personnel, the IGP said “This march is not meant to intimidate anybody but it’s to show everybody that we are prepared to protect all the citizens, all the residents and also to protect the ballot”.

“What we expect is for you to be professional, to attend to your duty but ensure that you are fair, you should not be intimidated by anybody, just as you are not going to intimidate anybody and, therefore, we expect that at the end of the day, we’ve done it before, we are capable of policing this election and, therefore, I urge all of you to put in your best” Mr. Oppong-Boanuh added.

Source: Ghana Waves

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