The Interior Minister, Mr, Prosper Bani has reiterated the promise he made at his vetting to improve the security of Parliament and Members of the House.
As a first step, the State House Police Station has been inaugurated. Speaking at the ceremony, he said: “It is heart-warming that a few weeks on assuming office [as Interior Minister], Parliament, in collaboration with the Ghana Police Service, has renovated this edifice as the Parliament Police Station.”
He urged personnel who would be posted to the station to be vigilant and exhibit a high sense of professionalism. “I urge all of us to be vigilant, cautious and curious and report any suspicious acts or persons to the security agencies,” Mr Bani said. Mr Edward Doe Adjaho, the Speaker of Parliament, promised to keep the security of the House a priority.
He said the security of the House has assumed national proportions because of the large number of local and foreign visitors it receives, as well as the House being a repository of highly classified national documents. Mr Adjaho said the recent terrorist attacks in the West Africa sub-region makes it imperative to enhance the security of key strategic national assets.
He called on the leadership and membership of the House, as well as workers and visitors to co-operate with the police by making themselves available for the necessary checks. Mr Adjaho expressed gratitude to President John Dramani Mahama for showing keen interest in the refurbishment in the Western Gate entrance that was developed into the facility, and to the leadership of the House for supporting the project.
Mr John Kudalor, the Inspector General of Police, assured Ghanaians that the police would continue to maintain internal peace, secure the nation’s borders and ensure peace before, during and after the November elections. –