Despite an assurance by the Accra Regional Command of the Ghana Police Service that its officers will be ready to provide security to the Minority as regards its Tuesday, September 5 demonstration, it is asking the caucus to change its routes.
The Command said a change in routes will serve the interest of public order, public safety and the running of essential services.
This request was put before the Minority leadership at a meeting with the Command on Wednesday, August 23 concerning the demonstration.
The action to be embarked upon by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members of Parliament (MPs) will see them storm the head office of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) in an effort to demand the resignation of the Governor, Dr Ernest Addison, and his two deputies as well as directors of the Bank.
“Following the security assessment, on 23rd August, 2023, the Command engaged the organisers and assured them that the Police are ready to provide them the needed security to exercise their constitutional right to demonstrate,” the Accra Regional Command said in a news release issued by Head of the Public Affairs Unit SP Juliana Obeng.
“However, Police drew their attention to the fact that using their selected routes may endanger public order and public safety among others.
“We, therefore, requested the organisers to relocate the routes and destination of picketing in the interest of public order, public safety and running of essential services.