Go Home After Voting-Police Commander Calls on Electorates

    /    Oct 17, 2016   /     NewsBreak  /    0 Comments  /    209 Views

Electorates have been urged to go home after exercising their franchise on December, 7 2016 in order to avoid crowding at the various polling stations across the country and return at the time of vote counting.

Municipal Police Commander of Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region, Superintendent Samuel Punobyin made this call during a stakeholder meeting on the way forward in ensuring that there is peace before, during and after the Ghanaian elections organized by the Upper East Region Branch of Ghana United Nations Association(GUNA), Saturday.

According to him, he has witnessed elections in Ghana since 1992 and has not encountered a situation where voters have been tasked to stay at the polling stations after casting their votes. He said, that would create unnecessary crowd which has the potential of creating chaos which the police service has no enough men at the various polling stations to control such crowds .

“I have monitored elections since 1992 and people go home after voting, so imagine if everyone stays after voting how the polling stations would be crowded which would make it difficult for the few police to control them and concentrate on the voting processes ‘’ he bemoaned

He also appealed to the youth in the region to think of Ghana first before their political interests in order not to plunge the country into disarray, adding that the youth should desist from the unnecessary motorbikes display during campaigning which mostly lands them in the hospitals as a result of accidents.

Supt. Samuel Punobyin said the country needs “peace not pieces” in this election year.

Speaking to Kapital News, Public Relations Officer, PRO of GUNA, Upper East Branch, Justice Kudjoe Normeshie said meeting with various stakeholders on issues of maintaining peace in the country is one of the steps GUNA is using to sanitize the airwaves. He added, GUNA would be visiting various communities and districts in the region to intensify the sensitization of the peace campaign.

Mr. Normeshie noted that peace is the core values for development which GUNA is spearheading in order to strengthen development in the communities.

GUNA is a legally established civil society non-governmental organization in Ghana formed in support of the United Nations organization and it is affiliated with the world federation of United Nations association which began in 1946 as a public movement for the UN.

Incorporated in Ghana under the companies code 1963, act 179 limited by guarantee, GUNA also serves as an NGO relief department of social welfare. The success of GUNA dates back to the 1960s with commissioning of major projects within the length and breadth of the country.

Source: Samuel Mbura | kapital971.com

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