President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as part of fulfilling his commitment earlier in the year to to provide the Police service with the needed equipment and logistics to enable it to discharge its duty effectively, on Friday gave over 200 saloon cars to the Ghana Police Service to advance the Force’s operational ability and provide security for Ghanaians.
At a short ceremony at the Police Headquarters in Accra, President Akufo-Addo re-affirmed his administration’s commitment to building an immaculate Police Force dedicated to ensuring the safety and security of Ghanaians and upholding the territorial integrity of the country.
The government, he assured, would spare no sweat to strengthen and fashion the Force into an honest, disciplined, efficient, robust and proactive Service.
“Government will continue to mobilize whatever assistance it can to enable the Police to give the people the kind of service they deserve”.
The President stressed that the most important 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”.