6000 security personnel to guard Akufo-Addo’s inauguration

Six thousand security personnel drawn from the Ghana Police Service, the Ghana Armed Forces and allied agencies will provide security to ensure the protection of lives and property and general maintenance of law and order for the inauguration of President Nana Akufo-Addo on 7 December 2020.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs of the Police Service, SP Sheila Kessie Abayie-Buckman.

The Police said all VVIPs would be offered close protection as appropriate.

The entire State House Complex; Accra International Conference Centre; Accra Sports Stadium and the Black Star Square would also be secured and patrolled by security personnel.

The Police would perform ceremonial duties including bearing the State Sword; performance by the Police Band; escort by the Police Mounted Squadron and motorcade in addition to providing security.

The Vice President-Elect, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia; Speakers and Members of the Eighth Parliament of the Fourth Republic will all be sworn-in on 7th January 2021.

The event is strictly by invitation.

Below is the full police statement: