General News Tue, 20 Aug 2013

We’ll protect Ghana’s peace – Gbevlo-Lartey

National Security Coordinator, Colonel Larry Gbevlo-Lartey (retired) has assured, his outfit will live up to expectation after the Supreme Court delivers its ruling on August 29.

The assurances of Col. Gbevlo-Lartey come on the back of criticisms and renewed fear of violence after the Supreme Court's ruling on the 2012 election petition after a recent caution by the US embassy to its citizens in Ghana.

Speaking on the Midday News on Joy FM, Tuesday, Col. Gbevlo-Lartey said although his outfit's intelligence does not point to possible violence, he finds nothing wrong with a directive by the United States Embassy to its citizens to take safety precautions, especially on August 29.

The Consulate explained on Tuesday on Joy FM's Super Morning Show that it deemed it proper to alert its citizens in periods like the one in which Ghana finds itself now.

Sarah Stryker, Director of Public Affairs at the US Embassy, said they have only issued the circular as a precautionary measure to U.S citizens.

However, Col. Gbevlo-Lartey said "we know...which threats [the August 29 ruling] poses...we have assessed it, we know the level of risk...and we are doing quite a lot," stressing nothing will happen.

He also noted that the responsibility of the U.S Embassy to protect its citizens, indicating such statements are part of the embassy's duty towards its citizens in the country".

Source: Joy Online