Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has admonished the Ghana Police Service to continue to exhibit professionalism in its service and assured the law enforcement body that the government will continue to motivate and provide its personnel and management with the needed logistics, in recognition of their sacrifices.
Dr Bawumia said this on Friday, 8 February 2020 when he joined the Police at their national headquarters to climax the 2019 annual West African Security Services Association (WASSA).
He expressed President Nana Akufo-Addo's appreciation to all members of the Ghana Police Service for “the excellent service they are providing to consolidate peace and security.”
In line with the government's 13 strategic objectives outlined to retool and leverage the Ghana Police Service as a world-class law enforcement organisation, over 700 multi-purpose vehicles have been procured to augment the Service's fleet and enhance operational effectiveness.
The government has also procured a number of sizeable weapons, body armour vests, body cameras and motor bikes for the service.
Also, the government has procured three helicopters, created the Airborne Unit and internally recruited six Constables who are currently undergoing training in South Africa to become Pilots for the Service. Fifteen personnel were also taken to South Africa to undergo training to establish the Canine (K-9) Unit.
Again, the construction of 320 housing units at the National Police Training School (NPTS), Accra, took off to offset some of the housing deficits of the service among others.