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6,000 security personnel to be deployed for Akufo-Addo, Bawumia’s swearing-in ceremony

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  • 6,000 security personnel will be placed to provide protection at the swearing-in ceremony of President Akufo-Addo and his Vice President, planned to take place in Parliament on Thursday, January 7, 2021.

6,000 security personnel will be placed to provide protection at the swearing-in ceremony of President Akufo-Addo and his Vice President, planned to take place in Parliament on Thursday, January 7, 2021.

The stationed security personnel will include the Ghana Police Service, the Ghana Armed Forces and other allied agencies.

The Police in a statement said this is to “ensure the protection of lives and properties and general maintenance of law and order for the inaugural ceremonies.”

“The Police administration has put in place security measures for the inauguration of the President-Elect of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Vice President-Elect, His Excellency Dr. Mahamamudu Bawumia; Speakers and Members of the Eighth Parliament of the Fourth Republic on 7th January 2021 at Accra.”

“Six thousand (6,000) security personnel drawn from the Ghana Police Service, the Ghana Armed Forces and allied agencies will provide security to ensure the protection of lives and properties and general maintenance of law and order for the inaugural ceremonies. This will be augmented by technology to ensure maximum security.”

The statement insisted that “All VVIPs would be offered close protection as appropriate.” The Police have warned the general public to stay off the following places.

The State House Complex, Accra International Conference Centre, Accra Sports Stadium and Black Star Square.

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