Regional News Sun, 16 Apr 2017

Military, police to maintain order during Easter festivities

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A combined team of Police and Military personnel will be deployed during the Easter period to maintain law and order during the festivities.

The personnel will be situated at some public centers and security installations to guarantee public safety and security.

Speaking to Citi News, the Public Relations Officer of the Accra Regional Police Command, ASP Effia Tenge, said enough preparations have been made to ensure public safety.

“The Police is concerned about security at festivities of this nature and as such we have drawn up security strategies to handle the festivities. Talking about police presence, we have deployed, per our strategy, police personnel to certain areas that we feel need police attention. Some vital installations that we believe we need to provide security for would have it.”


“Churches where we have a lot of religious people going about their religious activities; conventions and all, we also have to look at the gathering places especially the malls, entertainment centers; we are joining our forces with military.”

The Easter festivities every year has been characterized by pockets of incidents in various parts of the country especially at Kwahu in the Eastern Region, where various activities are held to celebrate the season.

But the police have given assurances this year that it will ensure that such incidents are averted.

Source: asempanews.com