Gov’t Tightens Security


Ahead of Supreme Court Judgment

Government does not expect any violence after the Supreme Court’s ruling on the petition challenging the election of John Mahama as president, Deputy Information Minister, Felix Kwakye Ofosu has said.

However, Mr. Kwakye Ofosu also indicated government had put in place security measures to deal with any situation that may threaten the country’s peace after the ruling. He was speaking at the Daily Media Briefing at the Presidency, yesterday.

He said, government has put in place precautionary measures, due to the novelty of the Supreme Court hearing in the country.

“Because indeed, people who decide to take the law into their hands should not hold those of us who are law abiding citizens to ransom and therefore, government will not allow that to happen”, he said.

There have been calls on security agencies to tighten security in hot spots across the country, as its wait for the ruling by the panel of 9 Judges, hearing the 2012 Presidential election petition at the Supreme Court. The ruling is expected in August this year.

The Deputy Minister, also revealed that on Monday July 22, President John Mahama met security Chiefs to review the security situation in the country, but declined from disclosing details.

He said, the discussions also bordered on the fire outbreaks. According to him, there have been significant progress with measures that were put in place to deal with the fire situation.

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