Video: Do better, don’t pay lips service to police – Sammy Gyamfi to gov’t

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Sammy Gyamfi, the Communication Officer of the biggest opposition party in Ghana has has accused the government of paying lips service to the Ghana Police Service.

 National Democratic Congress (NDC)’s Sammy Gyamfi is of the view that, the current killings of police offciers has made it very insecure to be in the country. Protect the Ghanaian Police Officers so that they can deliver.

“The rising violent attack on policemen is disheartening. As a political party, I will like to join our flag bearer to express our deepest condolence and commensuration to the families of these police officers who have been killed,” he said. 

Protect the Ghanaian Police

There is the need to protect the Ghanaian Police Officers by providing then with the requisite logistics. Sammy Gyamfi called on the need for the NPP led the government to do more and not just the rhetoric that the police are its priority.

Sammy Gyamfi called on the government to show a high level of commitment to resource the police with the relevant tools.

He added that this is one thing government can do have has access to so much oil revenue. 

It is becoming insecure to be a poilce officer

Our police are becoming insecure in their line of duty and must be protected. Today, five Policemen have been killed in the last 30 days in Ghana while on duty. Thankfully, the main suspect behind the killing of two police officers in Kasoa was apprehended a few hours ago. 

Four suspects had already been arrested in at Buduburam near Kasoa, where the two officers were killed by suspected gunmen. 

Gov’t resolves to protect Ghanaian Police Officers

In a related development, the minister for interior, Hon.  Ambrose Dery has ordered that the men in uniform should be armed while performing their traffic duties to improve on their safety in the line of duty. Goverments decision to protect the Ghanaian Police Officers is timely in the wake of pilice killings. 

The NDC has however doubts the level of commitment of government on this. Sammy Gyamfi, the Communication Officer doubted government’s commitment towards the arming of the country’s 30,000 police officers with arms on bulletproofs.

He could not fathom why the government was only taking reactive decisions instead of being proactive. 

The NDC Communication Officer believes the needed logistics are simply not there and the government is simply celebrating mediocrity when it said it has also given 500 vehicles to the police. He, therefore, called on the government to take a cue from the previous government. 

Source: Wisdom Eli Kojo Hammond

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