The Ghana Police Service has warned that it would deal ruthlessly with any person who will foment trouble – as opposition parties lead anti-new voter roll protest in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi.
The Command says it has outlined adequate security measures ahead of the protests which is slated for tomorrow, Tuesday, January 21, 2020.
Led by Ghana’s biggest opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), six political parties will stage another protest against the country’s decision to compile a new voters’ register.
The parties —which include, the All People’s Congress (APC), National Democratic Congress (NDC), Egle Party, United Progressive Party (UPP), United Front Party (UFP), and People’s National Convention (PNC) —had earlier embarked on similar protest in the Northern Regional capital, Tamale.
A statement signed on Monday, by Ashanti Regional Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Godwin Ahianyo announced the agreed routes to be used following a meeting with organizers of the event.
“The event is scheduled to begin from the Aboabo School Park through to Asawase Police Station to Asare Original Pay All Office, – through to the Central Mosque then continue to -Asanteman Senior High School. Then to the – Kumasi Zoo Traffic Light through – Pampaso to – Wesley Methodist Roundabout to – Pioneer Office, Melcom Traffic Light to – Aseda House”, the command indicated.
“They will continue to – A Life Supermarket through the – Asafo Interchange and Labour Roundabout and finally end at the – Jubelee Park”, the statement further added.
The Police Command said that it will ensure that the routes agreed on for the event are secured and law and order maintained throughout the entire period.
“The Media is entreated to caution all persons or groups that no acts of lawlessness i.e. burning of lorry tyres, throwing of stones, harassment of bystanders and hawkers will be entertained during the demonstration. The Police will ensure that acts that will undermine public peace and order as well as flouts the Public Order will not be entertained”, the command warned.
By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH