Mahama authorizes establishment of police station for Parliament

The western gate of Parliament will be used as a police post for the safety and security of parliamentarians, President John Dramani Mahama says.

He authorized such a move and has called on leadership of Parliament to liaise with the security agencies to make the process smooth.

President Mahama disclosed this on Thursday, February 25 in his 2016 State of the Nation’s address, which was delivered on the floor of Parliament.

‘Concentrated or scattered’

The president said the move to set up a police post in Parliament was instigated by the recent murder of Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu, for whom he asked all gathered to observe a one-minute silence prior to his address.

President Mahama, who is a former Member of Parliament (MP), said efforts have been initiated by the security agencies to identify residences of lawmakers for stepped-up security in a “scattered” approach.

He said talks are also underway to consider the creation of an MPs’ village in a “concentrated’ approach.

But before conclusion on those talks, a surveillance system has been installed to provide security for parliamentarians, the president said.


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