Ghana’s security agencies in collaboration with the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) will on Thursday, November 26, 2020, embark on a nationwide route march ahead of the 2020 general elections.
The march is to reassure the public that the security services are prepared to provide the needed security for peaceful elections, to encourage public support for peace – rally round the Ghana flag and to show force to potential troublemakers.
Code-named TAFIA LAFIYA (Peace March), the exercise is scheduled for 6 am to 12 noon.
The security services comprise the Police Service, the Armed Forces, Prisons Service, National Fire Service; Immigration Service, Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority, the National Intelligence Bureau together with the National Ambulance Service.
“Due to the march, there will be vehicular traffic and diversions on streets of the areas earmarked, at certain times of the morning. However, security personnel will be deployed to manage the traffic and diversions,” a statement from the Ghana Police Service noted.
In the statement, the Police encouraged the public to cooperate to make the exercise successful.
Areas earmarked for the march include all the capital cities of all regions of Ghana.
In the Greater Accra Region, for instance, the parade will move on the following routes:
Route 1: Indece Square – Liberation Rd. – 37 – N1 – Weija – Kasoa – Oboom Road – Amasaman – Sowutuom – N1 – 37 Giffard Road;
Route 2: Indece Sq – Ako Adjei Int – Circle – Tesano –Achimota – Pokuase – Nsawam – Amasaman – Aburi – Frafraha – Madina – Legon;
Route 3: Indece Sq – Osu – La – Nungua – Lashibi – Sakumono – Comm19 – Spintex Road – Tetteh Quarshie –East Legon – Adjiriganor – Ashaley Botwe:
Route 4: Indece Sq – Accra Central – James Town – Agbogbloshie – Korle Bu – Saprobic – Dansoman – Kaneshie – Circle – Nima – Adabraka; and
Route 5: Tema areas: Michel Camp – Gbetsele – Afienya –Dahwenya – Tsopoli – Ningo – Prampram – Kpone – Tema – New Town – Ashaiman.
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