Government is set to deploy personal bodyguards to all Parliamentarians to ensure their protection.
The Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery made this disclosure to the House as part of measures to counter the growing cases of attacks on public officials in the country.
Interior Minister Ambrose Dery made this known following an in-camera session with the lawmakers.
He explained that the new arrangement will see each MP assigned with a policeman as bodyguard.
According to him, 800 more officers, who will also operate under the Parliamentary Protection Unit, will be deployed to protect the homes of the MPs.
He told members of the Parliamentary Press Corps after an in-camera session with MPs that under the new arrangement every MP will be entitled to a police officer as a bodyguard.
“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.
Mr. Ekow Quansah Hayford was shot dead on Friday dawn by some unknown assailants on the Abeadze Dominase–Abeadze Duadzi–Mankessim road.
The MP and some executives of the NPP were returning from a campaign trip when the incident occurred.