President John Mahama has said that his government is still committed to providing the needed logistics for a smooth operation of the Ghana Police Service.
The president was speaking at the 2016 memorial day of the police service which was observed in Accra.
President Mahama explained that his government, in recognizing the dangers facing police personnel in the daily discharge of their duties has over the last four years resourced them in order for them to combat crime effectively.
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“Protective gears, vehicles, increase in recruitment numbers, enhanced remuneration, capacity building and minimizing of risk to our police officers have been the focus of our plans in establishing a world-class police service,” he said.
"As president, I have remained committed to ensuring that the security of our beloved nation is safeguarded in order to promote investment and economic development." explained President Mahama
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He described the country as “a very safe, secure, stable, hospitable, investor and tourism friendly country.”
Inspector General of Police, John Kudalor in his address also underscored the need for personnel to be selfless in their duties to the nation. He said the sacrifices of personnel who fell during the year will not be forgotten.
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“The names carved on this monument, never wanted this spotlight, but always put the welfare of humankind, especially citizens of our beloved country above themselves.”
“They felt a sense of duty and they decided to dedicate their lives to the course of that duty. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the families of these brilliant and gallant men who have fallen,” He added.
A cenotaph in memory of personnel who have lost their lives in the administration of their duties was unveiled.