Kumawu by-election: More police officers deployed to enhance security
The Police Command at Kumawu in the Ashanti Region has deployed more men to patrol the various communities to avert any possible disturbances in the ongoing by-election.
More than 500 police personnel on standby at the District Headquarters were deployed to various zones to serve as backup for those already manning the polling stations at about 11:30 hours.
They were being positioned at strategic areas to perform duties as may be instructed by their commanders to ensure security and a peaceful election.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Abass Aremeyao, the Director of Operations for the election, was seen issuing instructions to the personnel as they moved to their respective duty posts.
He told the Ghana News Agency that the exercise had been smooth so far, and assured that security would not be compromised to ensure the safety of all stakeholders until the end of the polls.
Security at the various polling stations has been impressive with not less than five officers stationed at each centre.
More than 33,000 registered voters are to cast their ballot at 75 polling stations across the constituency to elect a new MP following the death of Philip Atta Basoah, the then MP, in March this year.
Four candidates are vying for the seat; Ernest Yaw Anim (NPP), Kwasi Amankwaa (NDC) and the two independent candidates, both bearing the name Kwaku Duah.