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IGP Assures Peaceful Elections


The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Paul Tawiah Quaye has assured the citizenry of his outfit commitment to ensuring peace before, during, and after this year’s elections.
He said the police service would not discriminate against any group of persons, or show bias in the discharge of their duties in their attempts to maitnain law and order before, during and after the elections.
The IGP gave the assurance when he paid a day’s working visit to the northern region in Tamale. He stressed that the police administration has been monitoring with keen interest in recent events in the country and have re-strategized their operations to enable them confront any riot situations in a more proactive manner.
The IGP noted that the peculiar nature of the northern region demands strategies that can help enhance police-civilian relationship.
According to him the public has the power to influence people’s behavior to obey the law enforcement agencies. On the menace of Fulani herdsmen in the country, he said about 70 percent of armed robbery cases were Fulani’s. He assured that, his outfit’s commitment to combating crime situations in the country.
The police administration, the IGP said, cannot achieve its vision of providing world class democratic policing without winning public confidence and trust, adding that officers must demonstrate their willingness and ability to respond to the security needs of the citizenry.
Mr Paul Tawiah Quaiye also expressed worry over what he described as too many unresolved cases pending in courts for some years now. Out of a total of 221, 107 cases reported in 2011, 176,295 are still under investigation. The situation the IGP said is unacceptable.
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