Akufo-Addo urges Ghanaians to Cooperate with Police
President Nana Akufo-Addo is calling on Ghanaians to cooperate fully with personnel of the Ghana Police Service in order to have a peaceful and united society.
Date Created : 3/7/2019 3:03:49 AM : Story Author : Emmanuel Frimpong/Ghanadistricts.com
"Let me say a few words on our police service, because we need a credible and professional police service to be able to have a peaceful and united society. We cannot have a successful police service without the co-operation of the population.”
"The cooperation starts with giving respect to the police, and encouraging them to earn the trust of the people by serving the public with dedication.”
President Nana Akufo Addo stated this at yesterday’s 62nd independence anniversary parade at the Alhaji Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in Tamale.
The President, in his speech, commended the Police for taken giant steps to modernize its own rules and regulations and therefore called on Ghanaians to hold the police force to their vision to become a world class service capable of delivering a planned protective and peaceful service to the standard of international best practice in democracy.
He said: "For the first time, since the colonial Gold Coast era, the Police Service instructions that govern every aspect of internal professional behaviour has been wholly revised. From the code of ethical conduct to administration, welfare, recruitment and training, use of fire arms, the new service Instructions puts into writing specific directions for every rank–police orderlies, charge officers, crime officers, regional and divisional commanders, Commissioners of Police, through to the authority of the Inspector General of Police himself, in every aspect of their work"
"Police must police themselves, first", the President added.
He also lauded the police for launching a new communication and education strategy to provide the necessary guidelines to the police on how it should conduct itself and engage in communicating with the good citizen of Ghana.