Inspector General of Police, Dr George Akuffo Dampare, has reiterated the readiness of the Police and other security agencies to work with the Electoral Commission (EC) and all other stakeholders for peaceful polls in December this year.

Speaking during a meeting with the top hierarchy of the Ghana Police Service, Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Jean Mensah reiterated the commitment of her outfit to organizing a peaceful, credible, and transparent election.

He said the police will work with the EC to address all their security concerns ahead of the polls.

“We’re here to listen to you to know the concerns that you have in the area of security ahead of the elections, so we position ourselves to resolve all of them.

“Already, the national election security task force is working with all relevant stakeholders and we will continue to do more to ensure that our country continues to remain peaceful before, during, and after the polls. So we are here to assure you that we will address all your security concerns ahead of the polls,” the IGP gave the assurance during a meeting with the Election Management Body (EMB) at the EC headquarters on Thursday.

On her part, Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Jean Mensa commended the IGP and the Police leadership for their proactiveness towards the upcoming polls.

She said she is confident that the approach the police leadership has taken towards the election will help build confidence among all stakeholders.

Briefing journalists after an indoor meeting with the electoral commission, Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service ACP Grace Ansah Akrofi disclosed that the police is still investigating election-related violence that occurred during the 2020 election and will update the public.

Source: Ghana/ King Gaglo