One thousand police personnel have so far been deployed to the Eastern Regional capital, Koforidua, to ensure safety and protect lives and property during and after the National Delegates Conference of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The police personnel have been drawn from four regions to undertake such exercise from Friday July 7 to Sunday July 8, 2018.
The thousand police personnel have been drawn from the Eastern, Greater Accra, Volta and Central Regions.
The Eastern Regional Public Affairs Director of the Ghana Police Service, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh, who made these revelations to Prime News Ghana on Thursday, July 5, 2018, ahead of the conference urged the public to bear and corporate with the police to provide adequate security for the conference.
“We are planning toward the day and adequate arrangements have been made to escort them from various highways to Koforidua”, he explained.
He said “we are going to deploy highway patrol team and the escorts will be on the Nkawkaw to Koforidua, Kumasi to Kofidua, and other high ways”.
He said “we shall provide securities at all the seven schools and hostels that the delegates and supporters will be and also the venue of the event, the Koforidua Technical University”.
DSP Tetteh explained that “you cannot enter the congress grounds without accreditation because we shall scrutinize you, even with accreditation”.
“We shall mount snap checks to check vehicles moving in and out of the town so we will urge drivers to bear with us because the traffic management will be done by the MTTD”, he added.
The PRO said “we are also going to populate police in the residential crime prone areas because we are going to deploy 1000 police drawn from Accra, Koforidua, Volta and Central Regions”.
DSP Tetteh assured that the health of the people will be taken care of because health personnel from the Police Hospital in Accra will be at the conference grounds to provide health delivery to the people.
“We will have a mobile clinic at the grounds…a team of police officers from the Police Hospital will join us to provide medical care for those who will be coming so the medical team will be on standby”.
He urged anyone who would encounter any emergency to call the police on their emergency number 0299-206464.