Some one thousand police personnel have been deployed to the Eastern Regional capital, Koforidua, to ensure safety and protect lives and property during and after the national delegates conference of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) this weekend.
The police personnel have been drawn from four regions, the Eastern, Greater Accra, Volta and Central to maintain law and order in Koforidua from Friday July 7 to Sunday July 8, 2018.
Speaking to Onua FM’s Yen Nsempa on Thursday, July 5, Eastern Regional Public Affairs Director of the Ghana Police Service, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh said measures have been put in place to ensure that the conference is carried out peacefully.
“We are planning towards the day and adequate arrangements have been made to escort them from various highways to Koforidua. We are also going to populate police in the residential crime prone areas because we are going to deploy 1000 police,” he told Yen Nsempa host Bright Kwasi Asempa.
DSP Ebenezer Tetteh urged the public to bear and cooperate with the police to provide adequate security for the conference.
He added, “We are going to deploy highway patrol team and the escort will be on the Nkawkaw to Koforidua, Kumasi to Koforidua, and other high ways”.
“We shall provide securities at all the seven schools and hostels that the delegates and supporters will be and also the venue of the event, the Koforidua Technical University,” he assured.
According to DSP Tetteh, no one will be allowed to enter the congress grounds without proper accreditation since police personnel will carry out a thorough security checks to ensure no unauthorized persons enter the grounds.
“We shall mount snap checks to check vehicles moving in and out of the town so we will urge vehicles to bear with us because the traffic management will be done by the MTTD”, he noted.
DSP Tetteh assured that the health of the people will also be taken care of because health personnel from the police hospital in Accra will be at the conference grounds to provide health delivery to the people.
“We will have a mobile clinic at the grounds, and a team of police officers from the Police Hospital will join us to provide medical care for those who will be coming, so the medical team will be on standby”.
He urged anyone who would encounter any emergency to call the police on their emergency number 0299-206464.