Ghana Police Officer in Madina goes viral for all the right reasons

A Ghana police officer from Madina in Accra has won the praise of Ghanaians online, after he was photographed directing traffic in the heavy rain.

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The Ghana Police Service has definitely won the admiration of social media users in the last week.

Maybe not the whole police force of the country, but a particular police officer directing traffic in Madina has gone viral; and for all the right reasons.

Last week Thursday [21-04-2016], several cities in Greater Accra were hit by a heavy downpour. The rain was so heavy that it was almost impossible to see beyond one's windshield (that is if you were driving).

However the officer, pictured above, braved the weather to do his job.

Yussuf Bouda, an Ghanaian DJ and radio host, took some shots of the officer in action and uploaded them on Facebook, heaping praises onto him. He wrote, "I want to wholeheartedly salute this Policeman who during the heavy down pour defied all odds to stand in the rain to direct traffic at Madina in the bid to save lives... God bless u unknown police officer.. with men like u on the street, Ghana has hope! Pls share!".

And that is exactly what people did. The pictures have amassed numerous comments; mostly praises, and the occasional reflection on the 'system'; much more 'likes' and even more 'shares'.

For most people, this brings back some faith in the Ghana Police Service which has been beleaguered with various demeaning situations; from issues with skyrocketing corruption in the force to fishy recruitment scams.

The policeman's effort were also highly praised considering that the newly installed traffic lights at the junction in Madina seemed to not have been working at the time of the rain.

And with the difficulty most drivers reportedly had with clear vision that day, this selfless officer might have just been putting his life on the line to save others.

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