Friday, June 10, 2016

Police Wives Advised To Stay Away From Partisan Politics

Wives of personnel of the Ghana Police Service have been seriously advised to stay away from partisan politics in order to safeguard the integrity of their husbands and the service especially in the run-up to the November 7th Presidential and Parliamentary Election.

Mrs. Charity Kudalor, National President of the Police Wives Association (POLWA) who made the call whiles addressing members of the Association in Tamale during a peace march, charged them to beware that their husbands as security officers were prohibited from engaging in partisan politics, and that the wives were equally not allowed to do same.

The Tamale Peace March which is one of the series of peace awareness campaigns being organized by POLWA for all of its branches across Ghana, is aimed at drumming home the need for peace before, during and after the 2016 Election.

The Northern Region POLWA members led by the Regional President, Vivian Tang with support from the Northern Regional Police Commander, DCOP Ken Yeboah marched through the principal streets of Tamale. 

Clad in white T-shirt and dancing to brass band music, members of POLWA were holding interesting placards with peace messages to inform onlookers who had lined up at both shoulders of the streets about the need for peace in the country.

Some of the messages on the placards read: “We are one people with one destiny”, “we want peace not war”, “train our children to love peace not violence”, “Ghana is bigger than you so save Ghana first”, and “politicians beware: Ghana is for all Ghanaians” among others.  

The Association also preceded the peace march with strong peace campaign on almost all the radio stations in the Tamale Metropolis to ensure the message got to the larger audiences. 

Mrs. Charity Kudalor who is also wife of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mr. John Kudalor, said that the objective of the peace march was to create awareness of the need to maintain peace now, during and after the 2016 elections and also call on every individual to contribute their quota to promote peace by showing their solidarity or support to the Ghana Police Service in its efforts to maintain law and order in the country.

Mrs. Kudalor emphasized that the wives of the Police in Ghana had resolved to do everything humanly possible to make Ghana and the 2016 election a violent free, since their husbands would be at the forefront.

The Northern Regional Police Commander, DCOP Ken Yeboah commended the POLWA members for their initiative and charged them to keep the fire burning. 

According to him, the expectation of the police was to ensure violence free election in the Northern Region considering the public perception that the area was violent prone region.

DCOP Yeboah reiterated his call on the media to be professional and refrain from sensationalism and imbalanced reportage in the run up to the elections.

He assured the public of the readiness of the Service to maintain law and order, and also to ensure the protection of lives and property before, during and after the election.

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