Gov’t committed to equipping police – Akufo-Addo

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has pledged his government’s support for the Ghana Police Service in their quest to fight crime in the country.

He said the rate of crime in the country has put the citizenry in a state of uncertainty regarding the preservation of their security.

The President said the police are ready to deal with crime, indicating that they will get results only when citizens play their role in the fight against the wrongdoings.

He made this observation in his address at the 50th Cadet Officers Graduation Ceremony in Accra in the wake of increasing crimes in the country.

Expressing the state of security in the country and the hopes and prospects, the Command In-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces said criminal activities that have been reported are causing fear and panic of safety assuredness of the Ghanaian.

“The recent incidence of violence and crimes in some parts of the country has generated safety and security concerns from several sections of the populace,” he said.

He said the police and other crime prevention organizations are eager to make an impact in their various fields by finding antidotes to problems created by crime operatives.

“I want to assure Ghanaians that the police service and indeed all the other security services are determined to deal decisively with the threats posed by dangerous criminals and criminal syndicates,” Akufo-Addo declared.

President Akufo-Addo said the public must help the security agencies and any way that seems right to war against the crime menace.

“We can help them succeed in this endeavor if we urge the police and other security services on and give them as much support and cooperation in the fight as we can,” he charged.

“Government with the recognition of the difficulties and dangers confronting police personnel in the discharge of their duties remains committed to resourcing the service by the provision of adequate personnel and logistics to enable them to deliver on their mandate,” he promised.


By: Ernest Tetteh Kabu | | Ghana

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