Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Ghana helps police Liberian elections

Ghana has deployed 300 police personnel to help maintain law and order during Liberia's elections on 11th October. Nigeria has agreed to send 240 police personnel. The security forces, which come under the ECOWAS mandate, were supposed to arrive in Liberia ten days before the elections but were delayed because of a lack of financial resources.

Inspector General of Police Paul Tawiah Quaye and his Nigerian counterpart Hafiz Abubakar Ringim met with Vice President John Dramani Mahama at the Castle, Osu, on 7th October to discuss deployment of personnel, funding and the general security situation in Liberia.

During the meeting Mahama called on security services in West Africa to increase intelligence spending in order to fight political and economic crimes in the sub-region.

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