- President Akufo-Addo has hinted that the Ghana Police Service would be given an amount of GHc800, 000
- According to him, the money is help resource the police so that they could properly fight crime
President Nana Addo Dankwa – Akufo Addo has assured the Ghana Police Service of an amount of GHc800, 000 to help fight crime.
The president made this pledge while reading the State of the Nation Address on Thursday, February 8, 2018.
This is the second address to be read by President Akufo-Addo, since he took office on January 7, 2017.
It is a requirement, per the laws of Ghana, for a sitting president, per article 62(7) of the 1992 Constitution, to present the address to the nation.
Present at the ceremony were the members of Parliament, all living former presidents, the Former Vice President, the Inspector General of Police, as well as a number of invited dignitaries.
The ceremony was heralded by a charged atmosphere as the Minority side in Parliament allegedly sang, specific portions of the National Anthem, notably “…and help us to resist oppressors rule”.
The latest move by the government to adequately arm the police, it is believed, would go a long way to help fight crime in the country.
Earlier this year, YEN.com.gh reported of an attack on the Kwabenya Police Station by a gang of armed robbers. The late Inspector Ashilevi lost his life in the process.