8,700 CCTVs to be deployed to strengthen police work

8,700 CCTVs to be deployed to strengthen police work

- President Nana Akufo-Addo has reiterated his promised to provide the requisite assistance to strengthen the Ghana Police Service

- He said this at the commissioning of the Bekwai Divisional Police Headquarters, constructed by the Member of Parliament for Bekwai, Hon. Joseph Osei-Owusu

The 1st Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joseph Osei-Owusu, has built a magnificent facility to be used at the new Headquarters of the Bekwai Divisional Police.

The construction of the facility comes after the recent rise in robbery cases across the country.

Mr. Osei-Owusu has been on the project for some months now and has finally erected it to serve his community and its neighbouring areas.

8,700 CCTVs to be deployed to strengthen police work

Joseph Osei-Owusu, MP for Bekwai

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The Bekwai MP invited President Akufo-Addo to commission the facility following its completion as many made their way to see the project.

The newly constructed Bekwai Police Headquarters was unveiled on Sunday, March 18, 2018, with the President and other top state officials in attendance.

President Akufo-Addo commended Mr. Owusu for the initiative, saying it is a big contribution towards the welfare of society.

He further stated that government is working on retooling the Police Service to be able to fight off armed robbers.

The President’s comments come on the backdrop of the recent rise in robbery cases recorded across the country which has seen some of the victims lose their lives.

8,700 CCTVs to be deployed to strengthen police work

Akufo-Addo commissioning the facility

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However, Nana Addo believes the cancer will soon be over, promising to assist the Police with the necessary equipment to fight crime and to protect the lives of citizens.

Addressing the media after commissioning the newly-built Bekwai Police Headquarters, the President said government has also taken steps to deploy almost 9,000 CCTV cameras across all districts to help track criminals.

He said more Police personnel will also be recruited this year to help fight crime and to better the numbers of the Police Service.

“In addition to recruiting some 4,000 more police officers this year, negotiations have just been completed for the roll-out of the Phase II of the Alpha Project, which involves the deployment of a total of 8,700 CCTV cameras across all the districts, with three command centres in Accra, Kumasi and Tamale," President Akufo-Addo said.

8,700 CCTVs to be deployed to strengthen police work

The newly constructed Bekwai Divisional Police Headquarters

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According to him, “at least 1,000 new vehicles are being procured for the Police this year. Already 200 pick-up vehicles have been allocated under Operation Calm Life, with 200 saloon vehicles to be delivered soon, with more to come.”

He called on the public to remain calm, insisting government will do its best to support the Police to arrest all criminals tormenting the peace of the nation.

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