Ahead of the 2020 general elections, the Bono Regional Police Command has identified seven flashpoints in the Bono Region and has given assurance of ensuring there is peace before, during and after the elections.
The seven flashpoints in the Bono Region include; Banda Ahenkro, Nkrankwanta, Drobo and Japekrom. The rest are; Sampa, Nsoatre, Berekum specifically Senase,
The Police Command says it is poised to protect lives and properties in these areas and is resolved to deal with people who would foment trouble in these areas.
The Bono Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Chief Inspector Kingsley Augustine Oppong disclosed this in Sunyani at a workshop organised for Journalists by the Bono Police Command in Collaboration with the Bono Regional Chapter of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA).
The Public Relations Officer of the Bono Regional Police Command, Chief Inspector Kingsley Augustine Oppong has been throwing lights on the identified flashpoints.
“As police we have planned far in advance not to allow anything to happen before the command would take a decision. We have despatched some plain cloth men into the communities. From the intelligence we are gathering we are on the right course.
Chief Inspector Oppong noted that they would deal with people who would foment trouble.
“Those Guys who think are bad guys and who are watching should be warned, we are saying lets go into the elections intact and come and live in peace. Whoever would be recalcitrant would be dealt with according to the law.”
The Bono Regional Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Ms Doris Gbongbo says her outfit is also engaging in sensitization programmes at the various identified flashpoints to ensure there free and peaceful elections.
Bono Regional President of the Ghana Journalists Association, Larry Paa Kwesi Moses admonished the journalists to abide by the ethics of the profession, this he believes would go a long way to ensure peaceful elections.