The Ghana Police Service has called on the general public to observe the relevant protocols and guidelines, outlined for this year’s 65th Independence Anniversary Parade, to be hosted in Cape Coast.
This was contained in a statement on March 5, outlining the specific security arrangements by the Police.
In this regard, the Police described its measures as ‘stringent’; with the aim of ensuring an incident-free celebration, which will be hosted in Cape Coast, and across other designated venues in the country.
According to the Police, it will collaborate with other security agencies to maintain order on all parade grounds, nationwide.
“As part of the arrangements, there will be an additional deployment of Highway and Motorbike Patrols to augment the existing security deployment on all roads within the country. These arrangements have been networked and dovetailed into all police Regional, Divisional and Districts to ensure a holistic, security strategy for a peaceful anniversary celebration at all levels.
At Cape-Coast, where the national event will be held, the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) has made adequate provisions to ensure effective traffic management”, the Police stated.
To avoid a robbery-free incident, the Police also cautioned the general public, to be mindful of their personal security.
“We urge members of the public to be on the lookout for the safety of each other and draw the attention of the Police to anything suspicious for immediate intervention. We wish all Ghanaians a Happy Independence Anniversary”, the statement concluded.
Ghana will be marking her 65th Independence Anniversary celebration on Sunday, March 6, 2022, amidst the regular cheers and jamboree across the country. As part of the celebrations, President Akufo-Addo, will deliver an address to climax the celebrations.
The Annual Independence Day Parade is organised in the capital, Accra. However, in the last edition, it was shifted to Kumasi. With this year’s Parade to take place in Cape Coast, scores of traders have already expressed their satisfication with the increase in patronage,
In earlier interactions with JoyNews, they indicated that, the sale of paraphernalia has seen a steady increase, with expectations of more sales on the day itself.
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