Arrest, prosecute persons threatening peace and security –Interior Minister Directs

Minister of the Interior, Douglas Prosper Bani has asked security agencies to deal swiftly with any groups or individuals who threaten the peace and security of the nation ahead of the December 7 elections.

He also challenged the police to arrest and prosecute people who will foment trouble before, during and after the polls.

His call follows recent violence recorded by the two major political parties in the country, the National Democratic Congress and the New Patriotic Party.

The Interior Minister was speaking at the regional commanders’ conference organized by the Ghana Police Service with support from UKIAD and DFID ahead of the December elections.

Mr. Bani further stated that, the 2012 election was described as one of the best elections even though there were some few incidents which he said could be corrected.

The Minister nevertheless, reaffirmed government’s commitment to ensuring a peaceful election.

“National, Regional, District Security Task Forces have all been established and functional officers are undergoing various training and simulation exercises to build capacity and confidence to handle all security issues that may arise out of the election and I hope we will come out of this election without problems,” she said.

He also urged the general public to respect law enforcing institutions and not to take the law into their own hands.

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