The performing Inspector Common of Police (IGP), COP Dr. George Akuffo Dampare has charged police personnel tasked to supply safety on the #FixTheCountry demonstration to be skilled.

Addressing the personnel on Wednesday morning on the Accra Regional headquarters shortly earlier than their deployment, the performing IGP reminded the personnel to respect the rights of the residents as they supervise the protest.

He added that their actions might be evaluated on the finish of the demonstration.

Pre-protest briefings are sometimes completed by the Regional Commander, however Dr. Dampare determined to talk to his officers to empower them.

COP Dr. Dampare will monitor the protest from the headquarters.

The #FixTheCountry protest began the protest on the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra.

The protest is to place stress on the federal government to handle the nation’s quite a few challenges, together with youth unemployment.

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Holding placards with numerous inscriptions, individuals of the demonstration are registering their dissatisfaction with the present value of dwelling within the nation.

“I got here all the way in which from Kumasi. The nation wants fixing. The nation wants faculties, hospitals and different facilities. A rustic that builds a Cathedral forward of a college is clearly in dysfunction”, one of many protesters stated.

The protesters will go in direction of Farisco Visitors Lights by TUC Visitors Intersection to EOCO and finish on the Black Star Sq..

In the meantime, the Accra Regional Police Command says it has put in place satisfactory measures to oversee the demonstration.

In accordance with the command, sufficient personnel have been deployed to make sure an incident-free protest.

Public Relations Officer of the Accra Regional Police Command, DSP Effia Tenge, referred to as on the protesters to stick to all COVID-19 protocols.

IGP assures of ‘most safety’

The Inspector-Common of Police (IGP), Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, had earlier assured the group of police safety.

The IGP and different police chiefs additionally went by the agreed routes with the group.

“We went over the routes earmarked for the protest from Obra spot (Circle) — Farisco Left — TUC — Kinbu Senior Excessive Faculty – Centre for Nationwide Tradition – to Independence Sq..  We additionally defined that we have now recruited and skilled marshals who might be assigned to liaise with the police on something and to information the gang. On COVID-19 protocols, the marshals might be answerable for ensuring everyone wears their masks and preserve distance”, he stated.

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