President Akufo-Addo, states Govt, in recognition of the troubles and potential risks confronting police staff in the discharge of their obligations, is committed to resourcing the Police Service, in conditions of provision of enough personnel and logistics, to enable them supply on their main mandate.
In accordance to President Akufo-Addo, “despite budgetary constraints, the Akufo-Addo Government has, in two and half a long time in workplace, offered 568 automobiles, like 15 operational buses to the Services, a feat unparalleled in the history of the Service.”
With many far more cars anticipated to get there in the nation in the subsequent couple of months, the President noted that when he took place of work in January 2017, the Company experienced a full of 492 serviceable cars.
President Akufo-Addo manufactured this recognised on Friday, 13th September, 2019, when he addressed the graduation ceremony of the 49th Cadet Officers Course of the Ghana Police Provider.
Also, the President mentioned that 320 housing units are remaining constructed at Countrywide Police Teaching College to decrease the lodging deficits of the Provider.
“Modern interaction gear, and 4,500 fragmentation jackets have been procured and shipped to the Services to protect officers, and make sure efficient policing,” he said.
President Akufo-Addo ongoing, “Government has also secured three (3) helicopters for the Provider, with the construction of hangars at the Countrywide Police Instruction Faculty almost nearing completion. I am satisfied to advise you that six (6) officers are at present undergoing instruction in South Africa to grow to be pilots for the helicopters, and provide as the Air Wing of the Police Company.”
20 (20) horses, the President explained, have also been procured to guide the Law enforcement in riot and crowd manage, with a Canine (K9) Unit, built up of thirty (30) pet dogs, also in the offing.
The the latest establishment of the Police Intelligence Directorate, he stated, is guaranteeing that police functions and investigations are progressively currently being carried out on the basis of intelligence.
“The Prison Investigations Section will, by the finish of the year, be geared up with a electronic forensics’ laboratory, and, for the very first time in the background of the Division, criminal offense officers are specified a month to month allowance to assist their investigations. We are retooling the CID Forensic Science lab the CID making has also now turn into disability helpful and there is constant teaching of CID officers,” the President claimed.
Touching on recruitment of new law enforcement staff, President Akufo-Addo noted that Governing administration has supplied acceptance for the recruitment of 4 thousand (4,000) personnel to augment the strength of the Police Provider.
He exposed that 961 of these recruits handed out between 22nd and 31st July this calendar year, in different Police Training Schools all over the state.
“The second batch of a person thousand (1,000) recruits are also owing to graduate by the end of this thirty day period. One more batch, manufactured up of two thousand (2,000) adult males and females, is scheduled to report for teaching by the finish of this month,” he added.
These measures, in accordance to the President, have been place in location by Governing administration to reform the Police Support, and make it suit for objective.
Condemnation of Assaults
The new assaults on some police officers, which have resulted in their fatalities, he mentioned, should no lengthier be permitted to proceed.
“I condemn these attacks in no unsure terms, and I assure the Police Assistance and the normal community that, in so much as we are a nation governed less than the rule of regulation, this sort of felony acts will not go unpunished. No one deserves to be killed below any felony or more-judicial circumstance,” President Akufo-Addo defined.
He continued, “Personnel of the Law enforcement Provider really should not be observed as enemies, but rather associates in the struggle towards crime. I am content to observe that the Law enforcement Administration has, in all these conditions, acted promptly, and arrested the perpetrators, who are now struggling with trial. The Ghanaian people today are expectant that these quick arrests will also be carried out when the victims are standard citizens.”
In the exact same vein, the President was expectant that, any law enforcement officer who breaks the legislation, and abuses the freedoms and human rights of any member of modern society must not be spared, and must be brought to experience the comprehensive rigours of the regulation.
On the missing Takoradi ladies, President Akufo-Addo indicated that “the families of the three missing Takoradi ladies and the not long ago discovered fourth particular person, are waiting anxiously for information of their whereabouts from the Police Support, and I fervently hope the Police Company will reply before long.”
Governing administration, the President reiterated, is identified to assist produce a protection company, which include the Law enforcement Support, that is professional and effective in the discharge of its obligations.
“Promotions inside the company have to be centered on advantage, and not on political affiliation. The political affiliations of serving officers should really manifest by themselves only in the polling booth on election day. When they don the uniform, the population and I hope them to carry out their obligations impartially, without any political coloration. That is the basis on which I have proceeded given that I assumed workplace on 7th January, 2017,” he extra.
President Akufo-Addo informed the collecting that the political leanings of any of the commanding officers of the different security agencies, including the Law enforcement Support, are not his problem.
“My concern is their capability to deliver. That is the very best way we can establish a credible security and police program,” the President pressured.