Emmanuel Bombande a conflict resolution, peacebuilding, and development expert is worried about the lack of confidence of the public in the Ghana Police Service.
He blames this on the dwindling professionalism on the part of the service.
This comes on the back of the police identifying hotspots ahead of the December 7 polls.
According to Mr Bombande the public fears the police may conduct it’s duty in favour of their party lines
“Their professionalism will make the public weigh whether or not there is confidence in the police based on their track record preceding and moving into the last stretch and there is no question about the fact that the police has been found wanting, there have been incidents where the public has not been updated to know where investigations have gotten to, some of them like the death recorded in the voter’s registration exercise, the Hawa Koomson case as well, the public has not heard what has come out of these cases. The police have not done much to have the public confidence that they are executing their jobs”.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. James Oppong-Boanuh has made it clear that the Police Service will protect the ballot on the election day and will confidently discharge their duties to the good people of Ghana before, during and after the elections.
He has also warned persons intending to foment trouble before, during and after the December 7 general elections to reconsider their plans.
According to him, the police are ready to deal ruthlessly with any such miscreants who will want to mar the peace of the nation.