The Ghana Police Service says it has put in place security measures for an incident-free World Cup experience in the country as the Qatar 2022 WC tournament kick starts on Sunday, November 20, 2022.
“The Police Administration recognizes that football is arguably the heartbeat of the nation. We acknowledge that the euphoria that engulfs the nation during the World Cup tournament, especially when the Black Stars are participating, comes with its attendant security implications.
“As the 2022 tournament kick starts on Sunday, November 20, 2022, the Police would like to assure the public that adequate additional security measures have been put in place to maintain security, law and order in the country during the event and beyond,” a statement from the Police said.
According to the Police, in addition to the general security measures in place, public viewing places for the tournament are advised to liaise with the Police for maximum security.
“Members of the public who intend to organise public viewing of the tournaments at specially designated places, are advised to contact Police Regional, Divisional and District Commands for further security directives or call 0277585542 for support. This is a temporary number dedicated for the World Cup and related matters only.
“While the Police are working to ensure the nation enjoys a peaceful and incident-free tournament, we wish to also urge the public to be security conscious so that in their excitement and jubilation, they do not fall victim to crime and do not infringe on the rights and freedoms of others.
“We would like to take this opportunity to wish the Black Stars a successful tournament in Qatar as the nation rallies behind them to bring the Cup to home.”