The Ministry of Interior has stationed 200 police officers to protect Members of Parliament (MPs) till the end of the year.
According to the sector minister, Ambrose Dery, the 200 police personnel will operate under the Parliamentary Protection Unit.
He also disclosed to the members of the Parliamentary Press Corps that as part of the new arrangement every MP will be entitled to one police officer who will serve as a bodyguard.
Aside that, the ministry is planning to provide 800 additional police officers to protect the homes of the MPs.
The minister said, “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.”
This follows the murder of the late Mfantseman MP, Ekow Quansah Hayford who was shot by unknown gunmen on the Abeadze Dominase–Abeadze Duadzi–Mankessim road.