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Gov’t will not support abuse by security personnel – Interior Minister assures border towns

Speaking at a short ceremony on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, the Minister for Interior, Ambrose Dery, assured the residents of the border towns that the government will protect them and will not support abuse by security personnel. 

According to him, the supervising authorities will not countenance any act of misconduct on the part of security personnel deployed to protect the country’s borders.

The Interior Minister added that the residents can report cases of abuse by security personnel to authorities for investigation and appropriate punishment.

The government recently deployed more security personnel to the country’s borders.

But the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has accused the government of deliberately deploying the military to intimidate residents in its strongholds prior to the commencement of the voter registration exercise.

However, at a short ceremony where the government presented 50 vehicles to the Ghana Immigration Service for Border duties, Mr. Derry urged persons with allegations against the security deployment to make them known.

“As far as I know, people are registering but any person who has any allegations against any member of the security personnel; be it immigration, police or military trying to prevent them from registering to vote, I can assure you that the government is on the side of that person,” Mr. Dery said.

Source: Agyapong Agyapa

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