Police Administration calls for confidence in Ghana Police Service
4/25/2012 12:01:31 AM -
Accra, April 24, GNA-The Police Administration on Tuesday asked Ghanians not to lose confidence in the Police but should continue to rely on the administration for a more efficient service, particularly in the election year.
Police Chief Superintendent Oklu Gyamera, Divisional Commander, Accra Central Division gave the assurance at a media briefing on the ongoing biometric voter registration exercise by the Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) in Accra.
CODEO briefed the media on its interim observation report on the biometric registration after the first two phases of the exercise.
Chief Supt. Gyamera said all electoral issues concerning the ongoing registration exercise were being investigated by the police and its findings would be made public therefore, 'nobody should lose confidence in the police'.
He asked all aggrieved persons not to hesitate to report cases on the registration exercise as well as the forthcoming elections to the police for redress.
Chief Supt. Gyamera called on the Electoral Commission (EC) to interpret the word 'ordinarily residents' which had created a lot of confusion among the people thereby leading to mayhem and misunderstandings at the various registration centres.
DSP Franklin Addei, James Town District Police Commander reiterated the call on all and sundry to trust the police as they sought to protect and ensure peaceful atmosphere.
He urged the political parties to be tolerant to each other's views and opinions, stressing that, nobody should give chance to conflicts in the country.
Meanwhile, Mr Christian Owusu Pary, Acting Director, Public Affairs, EC said the Commission would continue to monitor the situation at the registration centres and see if there would be the need to register people who might not be able to register their names under the ongoing exercise.
'EC does not intend to disfranchise anybody so all must make sure to register to enable every eligible voter to vote on election day,' he added.
Mr Hubert Akumiah, Director of ICT, EC said registration centres which encountered massive registration during the biometric exercise would be split into two during the election day to enable the process move faster.
He reiterated that EC would continue with their public education for all voters to understand the process and be better informed.