Government will ensure adequate security - Sarpong

Mr Samuel Sarpong, the Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), has underlined the governmentís resolve to ensure adequate security to allow all voters to freely exercise their franchise in the December polls. He said this when inaugurating the 26-member metropolitan inter-party dialogue committee in Kumasi on Wednesday adding that everything would be done to protect the peace, unity and stability of the nation. Mr Sarpong appealed to the political parties and their supporters to act within the law, display high level of maturity and to show mutual respect for each other. They should all accept to share in the responsibility of helping to consolidate the nationís multi-party democracy. He said Ghana had become the toast of the international community for good governance and the rule of law and that nothing should be done to undermine this. Mr Sarpong encouraged the committee to work hard and with dedication to remove tension and violence from this yearís general elections and help create a platform where political parties can interact regularly and identify issues likely to fuel confusion. Mr Sarpong praised the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) for spearheading the campaign to make the elections peaceful. Mr Kwaku Appia-Kagyah, the NCCE Metropolitan Director, reminded the members that the committee to show passion and commitment to the task entrusted to them. The committee is made up of traditional and religious leaders, representatives of the political parties, the metropolitan assembly, security agencies, NCCE, the media and the electoral commission. GNA