The Ghana Police Service has put in place measures to contain unrestrained behaviour of individuals, who would want to derail the peace, after the Supreme Court verdict on the Election 2012 petition hearing.
Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan, Inspector General of Police, gave the assurance in a speech read on his behalf at the National Peace Summit organised in Accra on Friday.
He said though Ghanaians were naturally peaceful, the peace the country currently enjoyed could not be taken for granted, therefore the police personnel were prepared to “contain any excesses” of individuals who would want to derail the peace process after the verdict.
Professor Audrey Gadzekpo, Associate Professor of the School of Communication Studies, University of Ghana, expressed confidence that the media would be responsible in their reportage when the verdict on the election petition was delivered by the Supreme Court.
Affail Monney, President of the Ghana Journalists Association, called on practitioners to be guided by objectivity and the ethical principles of journalism.
The Summit, which was organised by the National Peace Council, the Manhyia Palace, the Civic Forum Initiative and the Institute of Democratic Governance, was on the theme: “Justice, Peace and Reforms will Strengthen Ghana”.
It was organised to educate Ghanaians on issues of justice and peace and how the ingredients could strengthen democratic governance in Ghana and also to educate Ghanaians on the need to use political dialogue to facilitate management of issues relating to the Supreme Court’s verdict and those that were likely to affect national cohesion and the stability of the democratic governance system.
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