It is a fact that Police-civilian relations have not been the best in the recent times; a situation which has been a cause for worry to most citizens of Ghana.
While the situation continues to degenerate, a human rights lawyer Edmund Foley is charging the police to improve its services delivery this year, recommending punishment for culprits of such incidents according to the law.
Speaking to UniversNews, Lawyer Edmund Foley reemphasized that the police were to ensure peaceful coexistence among persons in the community and thus, could be approached for assistance.
‘The police are to ensure that we have harmony and peace in our society and communities. So police officers are not only there to raise their batons. For instance if you need assistance in getting directions or if you’re new in the community and would want to know the do’s and don’ts which exist. You can approach a police officer or a police station, they would offer their assistance” – He said
He also appealed to the Police Service to further strengthen their engagement with the public and work on the criticisms they receive in the performance of their professional duty
“My humble appeal to the police would be to strengthen the public police engagement and to receive the feedback and criticism including suggestions as well on this transformation and I think we’ll have a better year as compared to last year and hope for many better years ahead” – he added
Story by: Maame Yaa Anim-Otchere|universnewsroom.com