The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr John Kudalor, yesterday paid a courtesy call on the Ga Traditional Council to assess the readiness of the traditional rulers towards the December general election.
It was also meant to solicit for support and collaboration between the police and the traditional authorities.
Already, Mr Kudalor and his team have visited other regions, including the Ashanti, Northern and Upper East, to assess the preparedness of the Police Service and stakeholders in those regions.
In a welcome address, Nii Doodo Nsaki who is also the Otublohum Mantse, lauded the peaceful coexistence between the police and traditional leaders, including the Ga Traditional Council.
He, however, called on the police to strengthen their relationship with the council in order to enhance the operations of the service.
As the election approached, Nii Dodo Nsaki said there was the need for the police to beef up security at the various flashpoints in the country.
“There is also the need to collaborate with the Ga Traditional Council to beef up community policing within the Greater Accra Region,” he said.
Nii Ayibonte also appealed to the Police Administration to have a quota system for the region such that every year, at least a lot of the youth in the region could be recruited into the service.
He advised the youth not to allow themselves to be used by politicians for their own gains.
For his part, the Nae Wulomo, Numo Akwa Mensah III, also appealed to the Police Service to set up a police post close to the council in order to avert crimes which were usually perpetrated in the area.
The IGP also expressed appreciation for the warm reception by the traditional council, adding that “we cannot work effectively without your cooperation.”
‘Rally behind us’
He appealed to the chiefs to rally behind the police to ensure peace before, during and after the December polls.
He touted Ghana’s democratic credentials, and added that “we must work hard to protect this enviable record.”
That, he said, could only happen if the chiefs continued to cooperate and collaborate with the police to ensure a peaceful election this year.
Mr Kudalor also gave an assurance that the Police Administration would take into consideration all the concerns raised by the traditional authorities.