The Ghana Police Service, has announced that, it has revised its strategy for Police enforcement with regards to religious activities, especially, Easter Festivities in Ghana.
As the Christendom prepares to celebrate Easter festivities from Friday, 2nd April 2021, to Monday, 5th April, 2021, across the world, more religious activities and amusement events are expected to take place in Ghana.
With these developments, the Ghana Police Service, has noted that, it will provide enhanced security strategies during this period.
According to a Press Release signed by signed by Superintendent of Police, Sheilla Kessie Abayie-Buckman, Director, Public Affairs, Churches, Mosques and religious bodies are expected to hold services not beyond two hours.
With regard to religious activities, the statement noted that, churches, Mosques and religious bodies are expected to hold services not beyond two (2) hours for 100 participants maximum only, observing all other COVID-19 protocols.
“Conventions, crusades, pilgrimages and other large physical gatherings are not allowed”, the statement warned.
Describing the rules for other events, Ghana Police Service pointed that, hosting of any carnival, festival, beach gathering, street dances, procession, parades are illegal. Explaining the arrangements for Night clubs, the statement noted that, Night clubs are banned from opening as well as cinemas and movie houses.
According to the Police Service, officers would be present at mapped out traffic congestion and accident prone areas. “People who drive beyond speed limit, overload, drink and drive in traffic irregularities shall be arrested”, the statement revealed.
Explaining the security strategy, Ghana Police revealed that, plain clothes and uniformed officers will be deployed to monitor activities going on during the Easter Festivities, and people who flout the protocols will be dealt with.
The Police administration, therefore appealed to the general public to abide by the COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the President of Ghana, as the Police service will strictly enforce the protocols.
Below is a Copy of the Release:
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