There is a heavy security presence in Cape Coast as the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) is holding its 2017 National Annual Delegates Conference at the Medical School Auditorium, University of Cape Coast.
The Central Regional Police Command, in collaboration with the National Police Command, deployed 1,250 security personnel to ensure an incident-free National Delegates Conference.
“The Regional Police Command in collaboration with the National Police Command, is providing 1250 police personnel to cover this assignment. This number is also made up of other personnel from other security agencies [that is] Ghana National Fire Service, Ghana Immigration Service, Ghana Prisons Service, the BNI and the national security,” said DSP Ampah Bennin at a media briefing.
“Currently, we are covering all the residences provided for the delegates and these are the Adisadel College, Mfanstipim School, Ghana National College, Aggrey Memorial, Holy Child School and the security personnel themselves shall be housed at the University Practice Secondary School. We are covering every single hotel right down from Mankessim to Elmina, whether delegates stay there or not,” he added.
Under the theme: “NPP, delivering on our promises; our roots, our strength, our future”, the conference is being held in pursuance of Article 9(1) of the party’s constitution, which states that, “There shall be a National Annual Delegates Conference which shall be the supreme governing body of the Party”.
The meeting would deliberate and make appropriate resolutions on National Chairman’s report, National Treasurer’s Statement of Accounts, General Secretary’s report, deliberate on resolutions from all the 10 regions and also consider proposals for amendments to the party’s constitution which had been received and circulated to all stakeholders.
In all, about 5,500 delegates are expected to attend the conference.