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Election 2024: Interior Ministry and Police Promise Peaceful Polls

The Interior Minister Henry Quartey, during a visit to Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, on Monday, April 8, affirmed the government’s commitment to equip the police for a smooth electoral process on December 24.

“This is an election year, and by the grace of God, we will ensure free, fair, transparent elections before, during, and after the 2024 elections. That we will not interfere in the elections. We will allow a free, fair, and transparent election. Also, just to let you know, the government will continue to retool the Police Service.

“It means before the elections, we shall do our best to give the Ghana Police Service more accoutrement to be able to discharge your duties professionally.”

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He emphasized the importance of impartiality and professionalism in law enforcement, urging the IGP to discharge duties without bias.

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Dr. George Akuffo Dampare also assured the people of Ghana that the police service, together with other security agencies, will work together for free and fair elections.

“The commitment from my colleagues in uniform both from the police service and the other security agencies, we want to give that assurance to the good people of Ghana that we will stop at nothing, I mean we will stop at nothing to ensure that this election pass off peacefully in a manner that will make us continue to set a pace for the rest of the continent to follow”

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Minister Quartey While affirming the principles of free speech and association, cautioned citizens against reckless speech and actions that could disturb public peace, stressing the importance of responsible communication.

“I know that we have passed a law in Parliament against false publications. Social media has become a space where everybody threatens everybody and says anything anyhow. As IGP, you have the powers with you. People sit in the comfort of their rooms, and they threaten. Anybody who makes those remarks, we will go after you because that is what the law says. ”

“Your statements and your actions should not incite the public. It must not create fear and panic in the public. Free speech, free association, free movement, but we must be guided by our statements not to create fear and panic.”

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