Over 6,000 personnel of the various security agencies in the country are to be deployed to provide protection and security on Thursday, January 7 for the swearing-in ceremony of Akufo-Addo and Bawumia.
In a statement issued by the Ghana Police Service, these personnel will be selected from the Ghana Armed Forces, Ghana Police Service, Ghana Immigration Service and other allied agencies.
According to the statement, these personnel have been selected and briefed to protect lives and properties and to ensure that the swearing-in ceremony goes on successfully.
Part of the statement reads:
“The Police administration has put in place security measures for the inauguration of the President-Elect of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Vice President-Elect, His Excellency Dr Mahamamudu Bawumia; Speakers and Members of the Eighth Parliament of the Fourth Republic on 7th January 2021 at Accra.”
“Six thousand (6,000) security personnel drawn from the Ghana Police Service, the Ghana Armed Forces and allied agencies will provide security to ensure the protection of lives and properties and general maintenance of law and order for the inaugural ceremonies. This will be augmented by technology to ensure maximum security.”
The following locations will be under security surveillance and the public are advised to stay off the precincts:
- The Blak Star Square
- The Accra International Conference Centre
- The Accra Sports Stadium
- The State House