Ghana police will be best in Africa - IGP boasts

Ghana police will be best in Africa - IGP boasts

- IGP is hopeful the Ghana police will be one of the best in Africa

- The police has recently adopted a paperless system of operations

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The Ghana Police Service has committed itself to becoming the leading police department in Africa by 2021.

Ghana police will be best in Africa - IGP boasts

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This was revealed by the Inspector General of Police - Daniel Asante-Apeatu who has revealed his outfit is ensuring that the quality of service offered civilians in Ghana amounts to one of the best across the Sub-Region.

The police service has recently adopted measures to improve their service and this has been through a digitization process. What this means is that all detailing of records would be made through a paperless mode.

Meanwhile, the Ghana police have lamented the growing rate of crime across the country especially in the springing up of vigilante groups in the country.

“The goal of the transformation program is to make the Ghana Police the best service in Africa, and one of the top 10 organizations in the world within 4 years,” the IGP revealed.

Records by the Ghana Police Service reveal that the ratio of security officials to civilians currently stands at 1 policeman to 500 Ghanaians.

This troubling reality falls in sharp contrast with the success stories of various African countries who have a satisfactory of police per civilian ratio.

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In Kenya for example, police to population ratio, according to africacheck.org stands at 1 police officer to 448 civilians while in Nigeria (the most populated country in Africa), the police to civilian population stands at 370,000 to about 170 million Nigerians.

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