The Comptroller General of the Ghana Immigration Service, Kwame Asuah Takyi, has stated that his organisation is ready to assist the Ghana Police Service in ensuring that the 2024 elections are peaceful.
This was stated by the Comptroller General during a meeting of the national election security task group, which was headed by the IGP on Tuesday at the police headquarters.
According to him, the District Assembly election would serve as a dress rehearsal for the presidential and parliamentary elections in 2024.
“I want to assure the IGP that the Ghana Immigration Service will be play its role in the upcoming district assembly elections which for us, is a dress rehearsal for the 2024 elections. We know that it is the duty of the security agencies to protect the sanctity of our elections,”
The Inspector-General of Police George Akuffo Dampare on his part told the Electoral Commission that the security agencies will ensure that the 2024 general elections will be organised peacefully and without any incident.
“We want to assure my sister (EC Chairperson) that we will continue to work with my colleagues here to ensure that just as elections in the country, since I took over have been peaceful, the 2024 polls will be same”.
On his part, the Chief of Defense Staff Vice Admiral Seth Amoama said the Ghana Armed Forces will be on hand to provide background support to the Police and other security agencies who will provide security for the 2024 elections.
“We in the Armed Forces commit to our constitutionally mandated duty to protect this country and prevent any aggression from outside the country and also from within and we do so by air, by sea and by land, and even do at the peril of our lives”.
He said “For the election proper we may not be in the upfront of election duties but we will be in the background to support you the Police Service and other security services. The Armed Forces is ready to act accordingly when we are called upon but for the election duties proper I will leave it to the security services to be in the forefront. We will always be in the background to act appropriately when we are called upon”.
The chairperson of the electoral commission Mrs. Jean Mensa who was at the stakeholder meeting expressed her gratitude to the security agencies for their support during the elections.