The Ashanti Regional Police Command in collaboration with the Regional Security Council under the instructions of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) has launched a security taskforce ahead of November 7th general elections.
The move is in line with the Ghana police command’s commitment to maintain peace, law and order during and after this year’s general elections.
The elections security taskforce is made up of all security service commanders including the Ashanti Regional Director of the Electoral Commission (EC).
Addressing journalists in Kumasi at the inauguration of the taskforce, the Regional Police Commander who is the Chairman of the taskforce DCOP Nathan Kofi Boakye pledged to work without any biases to any political party.
‘As Chairman I can give assurances that this taskforce is going to work with national security to ensure successful elections before, during and after the elections,’ he promised.
Touching on the activities of the regional taskforce, he explained is to secure safe transport and storage of ballot materials at the police and polling stations.
‘They will also ensure peace at polling stations at election day, see to smooth settlement of complains, ensure the arrest and prosecute electoral offenders, identify trouble prone areas in all constituencies in the respective regions for effective policing, identify inaccessible areas for advance planning to ensure, secure motorable boats, canoes, helicopters, bicycles to lift election officials,’ he added.