President Akufo-Addo has congratulated Chief Superintendent Phyllis Osei, who was adjudged the 2018 UN Female Police Officer of the year.
By this, Chief Superintendent Osei becomes the first Ghanaian female to ever win the award.
President Akufo-Addo dedicated some pages of his Independence Day speech to commend the works of the Ghana Police Service.
He said the police service has so far represented the nation very well in various capacities in the stabilisation of peace in the world.
According to him, many Ghanaian police officers continue to serve diligently in troubled countries across the world.
“In a region and continent claimed by several incidents of strife, our police have seen the ravages of war and helped to stabilise the peace,” President Akufo-Addo said.
“They have served in international peacekeeping operations in just about every troubled spot in the world, in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Cote d’Ivoire, Namibia, Kosovo, Bosnia, Georgia and Iraq.
“Currently our officers from the Ghana Police Service are providing peacekeeping duties in both Sudan and South Sudan as well as in Somalia and the Central African Republic."
He then went on to give Chief Superintendent Osei a mention, for becoming the first Ghanaian female to ever win the UN Female Police Officer of the year award.
“… in this respect, I congratulate Chief Superintendent Phyllis Osei for winning the distinguished award in 2018 of the UN Female Police Officer of the year.”
The President also announced an increase in the allowance of Ghana Police Service personnel on peacekeeping duties abroad from US$30 to US$35 per day.
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