The world’s greatest sporting event, the FIFA World Cup, is here once again. The Ghana Police Service (GPS) in a statement dated November 17, 2022, with reference number- PAD/PRESS/VOL.4/1/32, signed by Grace Ansah-Akrofi; Director of public affairs, is informing the Ghanaian citizenry about the security measures it has put in place to maintain security, law and order in the country during the event and beyond.
The Police Administration recognizes that football is arguably the heartbeat of the nation. They acknowledge that the euphoria that engulfs the nation during the World Cup tournament, especially when the Black Stars are participating, comes with its attendant security implications.
As the 2022 tournament kickstarts on Sunday, November 20, 2022, the Police would like to assure the public that adequate supplementary security measures have been put in place during and after the tournament.
In addition to the general security measures in place, members of the public who intend to organize public viewing of the tournament at specially designated places are advised to contact 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 its related matters only.
While the Police are working to ensure the nation enjoys a peaceful and incident-free tournament, they 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.
The Police wish the Black Stars a successful tournament in Qatar as the nation rallies behind them to bring the cup home.
Read statement below;