Following the gruesome murder of New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP for Mfantseman Constituency, Ekow Quansah Hayford, the interior Ministry Ambrose Dery has with a matter of urgency provided 200 policemen to serve as bodyguards for Members of Parliament(MPs) who say they are living in fear following the murder of their colleague.
The minister was in parliament on Monday to make this known, saying: “Due to the retooling of the security agencies by President Akufo-Addo, the country has more security agencies and security personnel available. So we have proposed that, between now and the end of the year, we are going to provide an additional 200 police personnel to be part of the parliamentary protection unit. We are making this arrangement to ensure that the unit attains the status of divisional police command to take care of the Member of Parliament as bodyguards”.
Additionally, Ambrose Dery said 800 police added so that each MP will also have security at home in the day and night.