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1 MP 1 Policeman:Fear Rolls As MP'S Are Now Protected By Police As Bodyguards By Government.

The recent deaths of many MP'S nowadays in Ghana is the tragic trending News over the country as most lives of MP'S are taking by various unknown assailants causing fear and panic as elections approaches.

These officers are to continue duty by protecting the various assigned MP'S till the end of this year the government said on Tuesday.

The officers are to operate under the parliamentary protection unit said by the interior Minister Ambrose Dery.

He told members of the parliamentary press Corp after an in-camera session with the MP'S that under the new arrangements every MP will be entitled to a police officer as a bodyguard.

75 MP'S serving as Ministers and deputy Minister's under the current government have their guards at their various homes and work.

Due to retooling of police officers,the government has more security agencies and security personnel in the country so we proposed that 200 more additional police personnel will be added to the parliamentary protection unit to help in duty as bodyguards to protect the various positional MP'S till the end of this year he said.

Mr Dery further stated that,plans are written down to provide 800 more additional police guards to protect homes of MP'S.

Mr Dery said for them to promote and attain their goal they need to provide and add up 800 more police guards for a stable stationary work protecting the MP'S day and night.

Following the killing of the Mfatseman MP Mr Ekow kwansah Hayford, the minister was summoned by the house.

Mr Ekow kwansah Hayford was shot dead on Friday by some unknown assailants on the Abeadze Dominase-Abeadze Duase off mankessim road as the MP and some executives of the NPP were returning from a campaign trip.

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