The Ghana Police Service has assured Ghanaians of an incident-free and peaceful elections in 2024. The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, made the assurance saying just as polls in the country have been since he assumed office, so would the 2024 elections be.
Dr. Dampare was speaking at a meeting with the national election security task force at the police headquarters when he assured the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission that every stakeholder in the December 7 exercise will be protected.
“We want to assure my sister (EC Chairperson) that we will continue to work with my colleagues here to ensure that just as elections in the country since I took over have been peaceful, the 2024 polls will be the same,” he was confident.
Vice Admiral Seth Amoama, the Chief of Defense Staff, on his part assured the gathering of the Ghana Armed Forces’ readiness to provide background support to the police and all security agencies that would provide security for the day.
Despite the army not being at the forefront in providing security during elections, the CDS noted they will be ready to offer support in case of any security reinforcement anywhere.
“We in the Armed Forces commit to our constitutionally mandated duty to protect this country and prevent any aggression from outside the country and also from within and we do so by air, by sea and by land, and even do at the peril of our lives,” he said.
On the 2024 elections, the CDS noted “For the election proper we may not be in the upfront of election duties but we will be in the background to support you the Police Service and other security services. The Armed Forces is ready to act accordingly when we are called upon but for the election duties proper I will leave it to the security services to be in the forefront. We will always be in the background to act appropriately when we are called upon.”
The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Adukwei Mensa who was at the stakeholder meeting expressed her gratitude to the security agencies for their support during elections.