The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Monday, 23rd December 2019, presented one hundred (100) more vehicles to the Ghana Police Service.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony at the Police Headquarters, President Akufo-Addo indicated that his Government believes that the most essential things for a nation are the peace and safety of its people, and its territorial integrity.
He stated that “when I came into office in January 2017, the 30,000 personnel of the Ghana Police Service had 458 serviceable vehicles. And we made the decision to expand this logistical base as quickly as possible so that the Police would be more effective.”
The President continued, “So, over these three (3) years, including today, we have been able to bring 676 additional vehicles to the Ghana Police Service. This is my Christmas gift to you.”
Government, the President assured, will continue to mobilize whatever assistance it can to enable the Police to provide the Ghanaian people the kind of service they deserve.
Already, Government is undertaking the rehabilitation of police stations throughout the country to standardize the infrastructure, and resources have also been allocated for police kits, protective gear and adequate quantities of other essential equipment.
Logistics have been a challenge of the Ghanan Police Service in the past however, such timely supplies further equip the Ghana Police to deliver quality, efficient and reliable policing for Ghana’s in the festive season and beyond.
The 2020 general election is just around the corner and its important government starts resourcing the police service early enough.