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Show Compassion for Fellow Humans, Dampare Tells Ghanaians

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, is calling upon Ghanaians to demonstrate a sense of patriotism, maturity and compassion for fellow humans as the country approaches the December 2024 general elections.

Emphasizing the readiness of security agencies to oversee the electoral process diligently, the IGP stressed the importance of active participation from citizens and all stakeholders.

He said that collective efforts would significantly contribute to ensuring a smooth and peaceful election.

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“The security agencies are ready for the elections, ready to keep the peace, ready to secure the country and ready to ensure law and order. All that we have to do as citizens is to play our part, and all other stakeholders must do is play their part,” he said.

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Addressing attendees at an election preparation event organized by the Trades Union Congress in Accra, under the theme “The role of workers and social partners in securing peaceful election for national development,” the IGP admonished that if citizens love humanity, be mature and patriotic, it will go a long way to achieve the peaceful election needed.

“And if we are to do three things right, we will see that playing our part is the easiest thing that we can do for our beloved country. And the three things stem from being matured; maturity across all ages is very necessary, patriotism; patriotism towards nation such that we put Ghana first and all other things secondary and thirdly we need love for humanity,” the IGP said.

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He also noted that: “If we can operate on this principle we will see that our duty in this whole election process is a simple civic process that is enjoyable”.

Dampare said the National Election Command Centre has been actively operating at the Police headquarters for the past year.

This dedicated center is responsible for managing election-related affairs and collaborating closely with the National Election Security Task Force.

Its primary goal is to ensure the seamless conduct of elections across the country, reinforcing the commitment of the Police to a smooth and orderly electoral process.

The last elections in Ghana witnessed violence in Ayawaso, and the tragic killing of innocent voters in Techiman and has since sparked significant concern.

Stakeholders are therefore urged to collaborate to prevent such incidents from repeating in the upcoming December elections.

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