- Interior minister says there will soon be the recruitment of 15,000 police personnel
- Ambrose Dery believes the new recruit will help fight crime in Ghana
- The police have introduced a 191 short code to fight crime
Interior minister, Ambrose Dery has hinted that the Ghana police service will soon be recruiting 15,000 personnel to help fight against crime in the country.
The employment will be done through the National Youth Employment Agency and will see prospective recruits go through a number of checks and exercises.
"We need to fight crime and looking at the police civilian ratio it is very important for us o recruit more police to deal with the issues," the minister said at the West African Security Services Activities (WASSA) of the Ghana Police Service 2017.
Meanwhile, Vice president of the republic, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has revealed that the fight against crime has now been intensified across the country. Dr. Bawumia says there is now a speed-dial number you can dial for free in case of an emergency.
The short code is 191. This code replaces the long telephone numbers of the Ghana police that we never remember.
The vice president is telling us that this short code is closely linked to your digital house address number which shows the police your house address as soon as you call them for help.
“You can dial 191, the number one nine one, from any part of Ghana and you will get a police call center and they will respond to your needs. We don’t have to try to remember many numbers of different police stations.” Vice President Bawumia announced during the 2017 West African Security Services Activities (WASSA) of the Ghana Police Service 2017.
Over the past months, there have been bouts of armed robbery cases in the country with victims losing not just property but also their lives.
In fact, the outburst of daylight robbery coupled with highway theft has seen government introduce strict security interventions to deal with the scourge of robberies on a large scale.
This has been through the deployment of a joint police and military force to deal with the scourge of insecurity in the country.
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