President John Mahama has unveiled a cenotaph for members of the police who lost their lives in the line of duty.
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The president was joined by members of the police high command at the National Police Training School in Tesano, Accra.
Fifteen police officers have lost their lives this year on duty with the latest being the shooting of Constable Kokuvi in the Upper East Region over the Christmas holidays.
“We believe in to remember and pay homage to their memories. Government recognizing the difficulty and dangers that confront these personnel in the discharge of their duties has over the last four years ensured a systematic resourcing of the service. Protective gear, vehicles, increased recruitment numbers, enhanced remuneration, capacity building and minimizing of risks to our police officers has been the focus of our plan in establishing a world class police service”, the outgoing president said.
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“Ghana today is a very safe, secured, stable, hospitable and investor friendly and tourism friendly country. The peace and security we’re enjoying together with our widely acknowledged democratic credentials have made Ghana the envy of many nations on our continent."
“Today all of us feel a sense of loss, but the grief is heavier for others. On behalf of the good people of Ghana, I wish to extend my heartfelt condolences to the families, the spouses, and especially the children of these fallen heroes”, he added.