No scanners yet at Mahama’s church


No scanners yet at Mahama’s church

There are no security scanners yet at the Ringway Assemblies of God Church where President John Mahama worships.

\rDespite the assurances of tight security around the president Joy News can report that except the beef up of personnel around the church premises nothing much has changed.

\rJoy News' Latif Iddrisu who was at the premises today reported that the members of the congregation was not searched before entering the church.

\rIt was the first time president John Mahama attended church weeks after a gun man was arrested in the church.

\rCharles Antwi, 36, who has since been sentenced to ten years in prison said he had wanted to kill the president.

\rHe was picked up after he was seen fidgeting on his seat.

\rInterior Minister Mark Woyongo told Joy News the Charles Antwi debacle was a wakeup call for improved security around the president.

\r"It is a lesson not only for the church but wherever the president goes from now onwards we would ensure that security is tightened and the life of the president is not endangered.

\r"Nobody is going to leave anything to chance. Security in the church and wherever the president goes will be tightened," he said.

\rBut some members of the congregation who spoke to Latif Iddrisu said nothing much has changed since the Antwi arrest.

\rThere were however a lot of plain clothed personnel who were suspected to be members of the president's security detail.
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