Accra, Oct. 26, GNA – President Nana Addo
Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Friday handed over 200 saloon cars to the Ghana Police
Service to improve the Force’s operational capability and provide security for
The move is in fulfilment of a commitment made
by the President earlier in the year to provide the Service the needed
equipment and logistics to enable it discharge its duty effectively.
At a short ceremony at the Police Headquarters
in Accra, President Akufo-Addo re-affirmed his administration’s commitment to
build an impeccable Police Force committed to ensuring the safety and security
of Ghanaians and maintaining the territorial integrity of the country.
Government, he assured, would spare no effort
to strengthen and fashion the Force into a honest, disciplined, efficient,
robust and proactive Service.
“Government will continue to mobilize
whatever assistance it can to enable the Police give the people the kind of
service they deserve”.
The President stressed that the most essential
thing for the nation was the assurance of the safety of the people and the
security of the nation.
“It is when these are guaranteed that
citizens can go about their lives in security and try to improve upon the
quality of their circumstances.
“It is therefore vital for the Executive
to offer its full support to the Police to allow the maintenance of law and
order,” he stated.
President Akufo-Addo told the gathering that
government had also committed resources to procure kits, gear and quantities of
other essential equipment, as well as more vehicles for the Police.
He urged personnel of the Service to pay
attention to the proper maintenance of the vehicles and “use them to serve
and protect the Ghanaian people”.
The President further asked Ghanaians to lend
support to the work of police, saying, “When the citizenry and Police work
together, we can be assured of our safety and security, and channel our
energies into building a progressive and prosperous nation”.
Mr James Oppong-Boanuh, Deputy
Inspector-General was confident the vehicles would improve tremendously the
operational capability and effectiveness of the service.