IGP urges chiefs to help maintain peace

BY: Vance Azu
Mr John K. Kudalor, IGP

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr John K. Kudalor, has urged traditional rulers to take advantage of their influence to advise their subjects to comport themselves by not engaging in acts that can threaten the peace of the country.

The IGP noted that the 2016 election, scheduled for December, was very crucial and, therefore, the security agencies would need all hands on deck to ensure free and fair elections.

Courtesy call

Mr Kudalor said this when a delegation of chiefs from the Volta Region, led by the Paramount Chief of the Klikor Traditional Area, Togbui Addo IV, called on him to congratulate him on his appointment as the IGP.

“Chiefs should continue spreading the message of peace before, during and after the elections, as well as offering advice to people to be law-abiding,” he said.

Mr Kudalor, a native of Avlorto, a village near Klikor in Ketu South, expressed gratitude to the chiefs and the other dignitaries for the visit and promised to work assiduously to safeguard peace in the country, and also protect lives and property. 

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He also promised to distinguish himself in the exercise of his duties as the IGP and noted that he would not disappoint them.

Togbui Addo IV, who was one of the IGP’s teachers entreated him not to hesitate in taking decisions that would help promote peace and security in the country

Pledge support

The delegation pledged to support the IGP in prayers so that he would succeed in the exercise of his authority.

Other members of the delegation included Mr C.K. Dewornu, a former IGP and Togbe Fiti, the Paramount Chief of the Aflao Traditional Area.