The Ghana Police Service have assured the public of their readiness to provide maximum secuirty to citizens during the period for the FIFA World Cup being held in Qatar.
In a release issued by the Service Thursday, November 17, 2022, the police said “the euphoria that engulfs the nation during the World Cup tournament, especially when the Black Stars are participating, comes with its attendantsecurity implications.”
For this reason, thePolice say “additional security measures have been put in place to maintain security, law and order in the country during the event and beyond.”
Read below the full release from the police:
POLICE NATIONWIDE SECURITY ARRANGEMENT FOR QATAR 2022 FIFA WORLD CUP
The world’s greatest sporting event, the FIFA World Cup, is here once again.
The Police Administration recognises that football is arguably the heartbeat of the nation.
We acknowledge that the euphoria that engulfs the nation during the World Cup tournament, especially when the Black Stars are participating, comes with its attendant
As the 2022 tournament kickstarts on Sunday, November 20, 2022, the Police would like to assure the public that adequate additional security measures have been put in place to maintain security, law and order in the country during the event and beyond.
In addition to the general security measures in place, members of the public who intend to organise public viewing of the tournament at specially designated places, are advised to contact Police Regional, Divisional and District Commands for further security directives or call 0277585542 for support.
This is a temporary number dedicated to the World Cup and related matters only.
While the Police are working to ensure the nation enjoys a peaceful and incident-free tournament, we wish to also urge the public to be security conscious so that in their excitement and jubilation, they do not fall victim to crime and do not also infringe on the rights and freedoms of others.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish the Black Stars a successful tournament in Qatar as the nation rallies behind them to bring the Cup home.
CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE
DIRECTOR, PUBLIC AFFAIRS