Ghana Police Makes Nationwide Arrangement For Security Ahead Of The World Cup
With Ghana being a country that has football at its heart, the service that is made to maintain law and order has released an official statement ahead of the world’s biggest football festival, which will be held in a few days. According to the Ghana Police, it assures the public that adequate additional security measures have been put in place to maintain security, law, and order in the country during the event and beyond. The panel then advised members of the public who plan to hold public viewings of the tournament at specially designated locations to contact Regional Police.
The statement reads;
PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIRECTORATE POLICE HEADQUARTERS POST OFFICE BOX 116 ACCRA
NOVEMBER 17, 2022
POLICE NATIONWIDE SECURITY ARRANGEMENT FOR OATAR 2022 FIFA WORLD CUP
1. The world’s greatest sporting event, the FIFA World Cup, is hem once again.
2. The Police Administration recognises that football is arguably the heartbeat of the nation. We acknowledge that the euphoria that engulfs the nation during the World Cup tournament, especially when the Black Stars are participating, comes with its attendant security implications.
3. As the 2022 tournament kickstarts on Sunday, November 20, 2022, the Police would like to assure the public that adequate additional security measures have been put in place to maintain security, law and order in the country during the event and beyond.
4. In addition to the general security measures in place, members of the public who intend to organise public viewing of the tournament at specially designated places, are advised to contact Police Regional, Divisional and District Commands for further security directives or call 0277585542 for support. This is a temporary number dedicated to the World Cup and related matters only.
5. While the Police are working to ensure the nation enjoys a peaceful and incident-free tournament, we wish to also urge the public to be security conscious so that in their excitement and jubilation, they do not fall victim to crime and do not also infringe on the rights and freedoms of others.
6. We would like to take this opportunity to wish the Black Stars a successful tournament in Qatar as the nation rallies behind them to bring the Cup home.
GRACE ANSAH-AKROFI CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE DIRECTOR, PUBLIC AFFAIRS
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