ECOWAS SUMMIT: "Not Less Than 100 Police Officers Will Be Deployed" - Ghana Police Service (VIDEO)


The Ghana Police Service says it will be deploying not more than 100 officers to maintain law and order on some principle streets as Heads of States and Governments of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will be meeting in Accra tomorrow to partake in an extraordinary session.


According to the Police, since the routes to be used by the Heads of States and Governments are hot-zones, the men in uniform will in their power ensure that there are no traffic congestion.


Addressing Journalists at a press briefing in Accra, the Director of Public Affairs, Supt. Alexander Obeng said "Knowing very well that the summit will come on at a time that we will be experiencing rush hours both morning and evening, not less than 100 police officers will be deployed"


He added that there will be dispatch riders leading the convoys of the Head of States and Government adding that as and when there is a proceeding, the police in the very short notice will clear the road for safe exit and then we will open traffic.


He stressed that the Ghana Police Service will not be blocking the roads for such a long time.


"The roads to be used include: Kotoka International Airport, Opebia, Akuafo Roundabout, Afrikiko, Ako-Adjei interchange, National Theatre, Ridge Roundabout, and finally Kempinski Hotel"


He appealed to the general public to bare with the police.


Thinknewsonline.com has gathered that the extraordinary session will be held at Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City in Accra. Watch the video below:

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith

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