The West Africa Network for Peace Building (WANEP) has stated that the out-dooring of the new unit by the Ghana Police Service is indicative that ?there are multiple levels of preparedness? for peace to prevail after the Supreme Court gives its final verdict.
The Ghana Police Service has increased its security contingent ahead of the Supreme Court ruling on the election petition hearing.
Speaking in an interview on Eyewitness News on the relevance of the new units introduced by the security agency, the Executive Director of WANEP, Emmanuel Bombande opined that though groups such as the National Peace Council were advocating for peace after the ruling on the case, it was the duty of the security agencies in the country to give further assurances of safety and peace to the citizens in the country.
?You need the institutions that enforce law and order to ensure that Ghanaians across the nations are assured that they can live their lives without any hindrance? post Supreme Court verdict.?
Mr. security expert pointed out that it will benefit Ghanaians if they are informed of the preparedness of the security agencies, ?if we see it in their training and in their exercises?and to that extent, we should appreciate the level to which we can see them prepare to deal with anybody who will break the law.?
The Supreme Court will soon deliver a verdict on the election petition case contesting the results of the December 7, 2012 general elections.
Ahead of the ruling, various organizations including civil society groups, the National Peace council, some religious organizations and the National Commission on Civic Education have engaged citizens in several educational programmes and seminars urging them to desist from any acts of violence.