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IGP Dampare Assures Addressing Security Concerns for December Polls

Inspector General of Police, Dr. Dampare, assures readiness to address security concerns for December polls. Collaboration with Electoral Commission and stakeholders emphasized for peaceful elections.

The Inspector General of Police, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, reiterated the unwavering commitment of the Police and other security agencies to collaborate closely with the Electoral Commission (EC) and all relevant stakeholders in ensuring peaceful and successful polls come December this year.

During a gathering at the EC headquarters, Dr. Dampare emphasized the readiness of the police force to address all security concerns raised by the EC ahead of the impending elections. He underscored the significance of actively listening to the EC’s concerns to effectively position security agencies in resolving them.

“Already, the national election security task force is working with all relevant stakeholders and we will continue to do more to ensure that our country continues to remain peaceful before, during and after the polls. So we are here to assure you that we will address all your security concerns ahead of the polls,” the Inspector General of Police (IGP) gave the assurance during a meeting with the Election Management Body (EMB) at the EC headquarters on Thursday.

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Furthermore, Dr. Dampare highlighted the proactive engagement of the national election security task force, which is tirelessly working in conjunction with various stakeholders to guarantee the nation’s tranquility before, during, and after the electoral process. He assured all present that every effort would be made to address and mitigate potential security challenges, thereby fostering a conducive environment for free, fair, and credible elections.

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In response, Madam Jean Mensa, Chairperson of the EC, commended Dr. Dampare and the Police leadership for their proactive approach towards the forthcoming polls. She expressed confidence in the collaborative efforts between the EC and security agencies, believing that such endeavors would instill confidence and trust among all stakeholders in the electoral process.

Meanwhile, the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) lauded the IGP’s management of recent by-elections across the country since assuming office. The Programs Manager for CDD-Ghana, Mr. Paul Aborampah Mensah, highlighted the successful establishment of the Election Security Task Force, which has effectively overseen by-elections without significant disruptions. He expressed optimism that the strategies implemented by the task force would pave the way for smooth conduct of the main elections.

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