The Ghana Police Service has urged the general public to follow the appropriate norms and guidelines for this year’s 65th Independence Anniversary Parade, which will be held in Cape Coast.
This was said in a statement released on March 5 detailing the Police’s precise security plans.
The Police have defined their tactics as ‘strict’ in this regard, with the goal of ensuring an incident-free celebration in Cape Coast and other approved places across the country.
The Police Department says it will work with other security organizations to keep order at all parade venues across the country.
“As part of the arrangements, there will be an additional deployment of Highway and Motorbike Patrols to augment the existing security deployment on all roads within the country. These arrangements have been networked and dovetailed into all police Regional, Divisional and Districts to ensure a holistic, security strategy for a peaceful anniversary celebration at all levels.
At Cape-Coast, where the national event will be held, the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) has made adequate provisions to ensure effective traffic management”, the Police stated.
To avoid a robbery, the police also advised the general public to be cautious about their personal safety.
“We urge members of the public to be on the lookout for the safety of each other and draw the attention of the Police to anything suspicious for immediate intervention. We wish all Ghanaians a Happy Independence Anniversary”, the statement concluded.
On Sunday, March 6, 2022, Ghana will celebrate its 65th anniversary of independence, amidst the usual celebrations and jamboree around the country. President Akufo-Addo will deliver an address as part of the festivities to bring the festivities to a close.
Accra, Ghana’s capital, hosts the annual Independence Day Parade. However, in the most recent version, the location was changed to Kumasi. With this year’s Parade set to take place in Cape Coast, a number of merchants have already voiced their delight at the increased foot traffic.
They told JoyNews in previous exchanges that the sale of paraphernalia has been steadily increasing, with additional sales expected on the day itself.