The Ashanti Regional Police Command says it is ready to provide security for Tuesday’s Kumasi public protest being organised by the coalition of political parties against the plan by the Electoral Commission to compile a new voters’ register for the 2020 general elections.
A statement signed and issued by the Ashanti Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mr Godwin Ahianyo explained that it has been agreed that the street protest will begin from the Aboabo School Park to the Asawase Police Station to Asare Original Pay All Office to the Central Mosque then continue to Asanteman Senior High School, then to the Kumasi Zoo Traffic Light through to Pampaso to Wesley Methodist Roundabout to Pioneer Office, Melcom Traffic Light to Aseda House.
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They will continue to A Life Supermarket through the Asafo Interchange and Labour Roundabout and finally end at the Jubilee Park.
The Police said it will ensure that the routes agreed for the event are secure and law and order maintained throughout the march.
The police explained in the statement that no acts of lawlessness: burning of lorry tyres, throwing of stones, harassment of bystanders and hawkers, would be entertained during the demonstration.
“The police will ensure that acts that will undermine public peace and order as well as flouts the Public Order Act will not be entertained,” the statement said.
Below is a copy of the statement from the police