The Municipal Chief Executive of Ketu South, Elliot Edem Agbenorwu, has justified the presence of security personnel in the municipality.
According to the MCE, the security are at the municipality upon the request of the Municipal Assembly to help them combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
In a statement released by the Assembly to clarify issues, Elliot Edem Agbenorwu indicated that the Assembly gathered intelligence that a number of people, with the aid of indigenes, used unapproved routes to enter the country despite the closure of borders.
Following this, security forces have been dispatched to the area.
However, the presence of the security personnel has got many wondering about what could be happening with some claiming its an attempt to intimidate residents as voter registration exercise begins next week.
“They are here to also help police our porous borders and numerous unapproved routes against foreigners who still find way to pass to and fro from infecting our cherished people with COVID-19,” portions of the statement read.
He expressed worry about how the Assembly has spent thousands of Cedis to not only treat COVID-19 patients but also to quarantine persons suspected to suffer the viral disease.
“It’s unsustainable to continue to do so solely as a municipality even in this Covid era. External support has been sought and we have it. Thanks to the National Security Council.”
The first pictures of the presence of the armed officers were posted by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary aspirant in the Ketu South Constituency, Abla Dzifa Gomashie.