Interior Ministry gives reasons why it spent GHC26000 on private security services

Interior Ministry gives reasons why it spent GHC26000 on private security services

- The 2016 Auditor-General's report revealed that the Ministry of Interior spent GHC26000 on private security services

- That was despite the fact that policemen could have performed the service at no cost

- The Minister of Interior, Ambrose Dery, explained that policemen are needed on the streets to protect civilians

The Ministry of Interior has given reasons why it contracted the services of a security firm at the cost of GHC26000.

The 2016 Auditor General’s report revealed that the ministry paid the amount to Magnum Force Security Company Limited.

The reason, YEN.com.gh understands, was to provide internal security to the ministry, which could have easily been done by the police at no cost.

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Minister of Interior, Ambrose Dery Source: Supplied

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The report also revealed that the expenditure was a drain on the ministry’s resources, as it was responsible for the internal security apparatus of the whole country.

Speaking at a sitting of the Public Accounts Committee on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, the minister, Ambrose Dery, explained the reason behind the act.

According to him, the ratio pf policemen to civilians was overstretched.

He went on to say that they could therefore not have policemen guarding their premises while they were needed on the streets and other dangerous places.

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