Police Commander vows to maintain peace …as the nation heads toward elections
From Simmons Yussif Kewura, Kumasi
To ensure violent free elections, the Ashanti Regional Police Command is leaving no stone unturned to make the process the most peaceful one the country has ever experienced.
Sending signals to the Kumasi community to show the preparedness of the police, the Ashanti Regional Commander and Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Augustine Gyening told journalists after a peace walk, the second in a series, by security personnel, that the police, as a state institution, were more than prepared to stop anybody trying to create confusion before, during and after the December elections.
The Ashanti Regional Police Commander warned that anyone who planned doing something to mar the beauty of this year’s elections should re-think, because the security agencies would not take it kindly with those with bad motives.
According to DCOP Gyening, Ghana wants to be in peace, but not in pieces, as other neighbouring countries whose elections had turned out to be something else.
He, therefore, urged Ghanaians to tolerate and co-operate with each another to ensure peaceful elections this year.
The District Ameer of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission in Kumasi, Utaz Aliu Adams, in an interview with The Chronicle, said Ghana had peace, and that all Ghanaians must thank God for that, adding, “As we are praying for it, we must also ensure we maintain it by not doing anything to mar the peace that is currently prevailing.”
According to him, Ghanaians don’t have any other place to go, neither could they adopt any other country apart from Ghana, and that it was incumbent upon “all of us to ensure we sustain the peace that the country is enjoying.”
The second peace march attracted personnel of the various security agencies such as the military, prisons, immigration, fire service and Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority.
Also in attendance were the clergy from the various Christian organisations and the Muslim community.
They marched through some principal streets of Kumasi, beginning from the Regional Police Service, and ending up at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium at Amakom.
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