A total number of 48,000 security personnel have been deployed by the National Elections Security Task Force (NESTF) to support the Electoral Commission in providing security at polling stations and collation centers throughout the country for the local level elections slated for Tuesday, December 17, 2019.
The personnel were drawn from the Ghana Police Service, Ghana Prisons Service, Ghana Immigration Service, Ghana National Fire Service and the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority.
Additionally, some personnel from the Ghana Armed Forces have also been deployed as a backup for the exercise.
They are on standby at strategic locations to provide support to the election taskforce.
A statement released in Accra on Monday, December 16, 2019, and signed by the Chairman, Media & Communications Sub Committee of the NESTF, David Eklu, has assured the public that the election taskforce will ensure the smooth conduct of the District Assembly and Unit Committee elections “without let or hindrance”.
The election taskforce has in effect, asked all candidates, their respective agents and supporters to abide by the laws regulating the conduct of a peaceful, free and transparent elections in the country.
“Any violent acts directed at candidates, election officials, the electorate or any other person will not be tolerated”, the statement in part warned.