Government to recruit 4000 more police personnel in 2018 - Akufo-Addo reveals

Government to recruit 4000 more police personnel in 2018 - Akufo-Addo reveals

- President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced that some 4000 people would be recruited into the Police Service

- He added that the Police Service was going to receive the needed support to fight crime

President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has indicated that the government intends recruiting some 4000 personnel into the police service this year alone

According to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on citinewsroom.com, President Akufo Addo who was speaking at a durbar of chiefs and people of the Gomoa Traditional Area at Apam in the Central Region made the government's security intentions known.

He added that .the welfare of officers of the Police Service remained a priority to his government and announced that over 4,000 personnel would be recruited into the police service this year, 2018.

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“We are recruiting over 4,000 more people into the police service. We are also giving them equipment to give force to our police service. I will make sure that our police service is properly looked after, properly resourced; my government will do exactly that,” he said.

He said the Police service would be resourced to enable its officers fight crime across the length and breadth of the country.

Following calls from Ghanaians on the government to retool the security services, about 200 salon cars have been bought for the Police.

The vehicles – Toyota Corolla and Camry – have been parked at the police headquarters, and were shown to the police and the media by a Deputy Minister of Information, Nana Dokua Asiamah-Adjei in August.

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Nana Dokua said the government recognized that the Police needed logistical support to tackle the upsurge in crime triggered by the advancement in technology.

President Akufo-Addo is currently on a four-day tour of the Central Region.

Not too long ago, YEN.com.gh reported how some social media users were mocking Vice President Bawumia over the free fall of the cedi against the dollar.

The vice president however came out to defend the NPP government's economic achievements as he revealed that the cedi was performing at its best over the last eight years.

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