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SECURITY: Interior Minister gives Ghana Police service high rating.
| Int. Min.Dr. Benjamin Kumbour|| |
The Minister for Interior Benjamin Kumbuor has expressed satisfaction with the level of professionalism of the Ghana Police Service and has given its personnel a high percentage rating of 99.
The interior minister was comparing the level of professionalism of the Ghana Police Service to their counterparts in Benin and Lome and other neighbouring West African countries.
His assessment was influenced by the fact that no Ghanaian police man has attempted to extort money from him.
He made the remarks at the Annual National Conference of Police Chiefs in Accra.
“I had the singular privilege of transcending three countries with police border post all the way from Accra, through Lome and into Benin. It became very clear to me that the professionalism and level of discipline of the Ghana Police is about 99 percent.
“I certainly have never come across a Ghanaian Police man who will ask you to pay money, fix the amount and even direct you to who you should go into a room to give it to,” he lamented.
According to him, when he refused to pay money demanded by a police man in Benin with the argument that Ghana was part of ECOWAS and that as part of protocol he has rights for free movement, the police man ordered him to come and see if Ghana was part of the ECOWAS map.
“That gave me a very clear idea that even an average police man in Ghana will certainly not degenerate into [such] ways of doing things,” he said.
Source: Arojah Amadi-Ferguson.
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