The Ministry of Interior has deployed 200 police officers to protect Members of Parliament (MPs) till the end of the year.
Addressing the Parliamentary Press Corps after an in-camera session with MPs, the sector minister, Ambrose Dery noted that the police officers will be operating under the Parliamentary Protection Unit.
Each Member of Parliament is expected to have a police officer.
“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 Members of Parliament as bodyguards.”
“Ideally to get to where we want to get to means that, subsequently, we should have 800 police added so that each MP will also have security at home in the day and night,” he stated.