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Military escort for Jean Mensa does not infringe on any laws in Ghana – GISAC

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I have read with keen interest and analytical view about the issues of why there must be military escort for the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission. Many has raised concerns and made subsequent suggestions that why not the police be made to provide personal protection for the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, those suggestions are all good, as per the laws and as prescribed by the constitution of Ghana it is the duty of the Ghana Police Service to protect lives and property, it is therefore right for anyone to suggest and call for police protection for the Chairperson.

I must state it clear that , the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Mrs. Jean Mensa has a police officer who provide personal protection (Bodyguard) for her in 24/7hrs.
The state has a statutory duty to provide her with adequate security at every level, home, office, and other places.
In doing so at any point in time, when there appears to be an increase threat to her person and her family, the state has the duty to ensure that she and her family are adequately protected per the tenets of the laws of the country.
The Electoral Commission Chairperson by status can be equated to the rank of a higher court judge as a senior adjudicator.

THREATS TO HER LIFE.

It is a notorious fact that the life of the Electoral Commission Chairperson was put under threat by section of certain people in the country especially from the NDC National Chairman, Mr Ofosu Ampofo, who was heard on a recorded tape leaked from a supposed meeting he held with his party (NDC) communicators where he threatened to kidnap the EC Chairperson and her family members.
We have heard also the kind of verbal attack to her person from certain conners and people from the NDC.
Prior to her commencement of duty in preparation of a new voters register , certain individuals made it a duty to issue all manner of threats to the entire commissioners of the Electoral Commission.

It will be so preposterous for anyone to suggest that adequate security should not be provided for the Chairperson.
The Inspector General of Police and the Chief of Defense Staff both know by duty and laws as prescribed by the constitution of the country, whose duty it is to provide personal protection for any VIP in the country.

For anyone to think or suggest that the IGP and the CDS does not know what their duties are, is very wrong and mischievous. No citizens knows the duty of IGP and the CDS more than they both know with not less than over three decades of long service in their respective fields.
I must emphasize that there have been several instances where both police and military are assigned to perform certain duties in ensuring that adequate and systematic operational arrangements and targets are sufficiently and successfully implemented.
In such instances the overall aim and objective is to ensure that safety and security as required is provided.

The laws mandates the commanders of both institutions to collaborate in operations aimed at achieving a common goal.
There is therefore nothing and absolutely nothing wrong with military personnel present around the Supreme Court premises or the Electoral Commission office premises to augment the strength of the police to provide security as a national assignment.
In fact both the First and Second Lady have Military personnel stationed at their respective offices as a national assignment or duty in collaboration with the police to provide security and there is no such laws which prevent same.

Police intelligence and military intelligence always aims at same objective which is to ensure that preventive measures are always put in place to forestall any form of security breaches.

In a situation where a national chairman is heard on a tape to have issued a ton of threats to the Chairperson, and has gone ahead explaining their modus both covert and overt to ensure that he and his would-be accomplices achieve their targets, I don’t want to assume that the state will treat such strong worded and well explained and calculated mode of operations by the criminals with kids-glove.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with military and police providing security and personal protection for a VIP such as the chairpersons of the electoral commission whose life has been put under threat by an aggrieved political party such as NDC whose flag bearer Mr John Dramani Mahama , told the world that, when it comes to violence no one can beat them to it. We must not take the threats by overt and covert modus lightly.

At any point in time when necessary, the Commander In Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces reserves the right and absolute authority to command the military to provide personal protection for any citizen whose life is in excessive danger in their palaces.

below are some of the images which got viral on social media on the issue

Signed.
Samuel Nana Appiah Owusu
Executive Director,
Global Intelligence And Security Analysis Center (GISAC)

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QNET Limited Supports Ghana Police Hospital

The Managing Director of Rhinotrack Limited and Country Man Director of QNET Limited, Mr. George Anti-Ohene, has donated medical equipment to the Ghana Police Hospital on behalf of QNET Limited. The equipment include five (5) filled large 47.2 Kg Oxygen cylinders, three (3) Medical Regulators, Four (4) Wheelchairs and eleven (11) Crutches.

Mr. Anti-Ohene urged the Police hospital to put the equipment into good use to save lives as the company prepares to give more to assist in providing quality healthcare. ‘’I will be fulfilled to see that the items have saved at least one life’’, he added.

COP Mr. George Alex Mensah, Director-General Services who received the donation on behalf of the Police Administration expressed gratitude to QNET Limited and appealed to other philanthropists to emulate the example. He was joined by the Acting Medical Director, DCOP Dr. Ewusi-Emmim, the Hospital Administrator DCOP Mr. David Eklu, the Director Finance, ACP Mr. Osei Akoto Arthur and other police officers.

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How Vincent Tawiah, the iPhone Fraudster got arrested – ghanapublisher.com

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The Police have arrested Vincent Tawiah, a 22year-old internet fraudster at Accra Mall for defrauding unsuspecting persons under the pretext of selling iPhones to them. He was arrested by officers of the National Police Operations Department on Monday 10th May, 2021.

Suspect’s modus is to advertise the iPhones on Instagram and other social media platforms for prices ranging from One Thousand One Hundred Ghana Cedis (GH1,100.00) to Five Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH5,000.00), less than the market prices of iPhones. When contacted by interested persons, he would ask them to send mobile money to the mobile phone account number 0551978205 registered in the name of Rhydale Addae.

Police used one of his victims as a bait to arrest him. Other victims have since come forward to identify Vincent Tawiah as having defrauded them. The Police are therefore asking persons who have also been defrauded by the suspect whose picture is attached to this story, to report to the National Operations Department at the Police Headquarters, Ring Road Accra or call 0238894764.

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Finance Ministry Signs GH₵382,000,000 Compact Agreement – ghanapublisher.com

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Ministry of Finance signs two compact agreements for post Covid-19 transformation with Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Trade & Industry.

On Tuesday, 11th May 2021, the Minister for Finance, Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta, the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture signed a two Compact Agreement.

The Ministry of Trade will receive Two hundred and Eighty two million Ghana cedis ( Ghs282,000,000.00) to pursue various interventions which includes: building Ghana’s light manufacturing industry, rolling out Agro processing and food import substitution, development of the pharmaceutical industry, support to distressed companies in strategic sectors, developing Ghana’s automotive products and improve access for Ghanaian exporters under AfCFTA.

The Ministry of Tourism will also benefit from an amount of One hundred Million Ghana Cedis ( GHC 100,000,000.00) which will be used for addressing: Ghana’s tourism infrastructure, transformation of our beaches, sector operators skills revitalization programmes, comprehensive marketing and brand promotion activities of our arts and culture among several others.

This funding supports are different from the Ministries 2021 budget rather, it forms part of measures under the Ghana CARES Obatampa program by President Akufo-Addo to get the economy back on track.

The Compact is a partnership agreement between the Ministry of Finance, as the Coordinating authority, and sector Ministries, under the supervision of the Inter-Ministerial Coordinating Committee (IMCC) to ensure effective and timely delivery of the targets set for the various Ministries under the CARES programme for the 2021 fiscal year.

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