Regional News of Monday, 11 August 2014


Special taskforce to deal with Ashanti registration violence

The Ashanti Regional Police Command has established a special task force to deal with the increasing cases of violence that has characterized the on-going limited voters registration exercise in the region.

Equipments of the Electoral Commission [EC] were destroyed by an unknown group of persons on Friday while another individual was stabbed in the stomach at Abrotia.

As such, the Regional Police Commander, DCOP Nathan Kofi Boakye in an interview with Citi News, is asking persons assaulted by supporters of either the National Democratic Party (NDC) or the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to report the incident at the nearest police station.

He pledged that, the Ashanti Police Service would do their work without fear or favor.

DCOP Kofi Boakye noted that, 120 police officers will be deployed across the region to go to every station” and oversee the on-going registration exercise.

The Electoral Commission, on Monday August 4, began a nationwide process across 6,000 centres, to register Ghanaians who turned 18 after the 2012 general elections and adults who could not register during the previous registration exercises.