The Ghana Police Service has stated that it will not be adversely influenced by a generous donation given by a Chinese businessman to be used for the construction of the Police Intelligence and Professional Standards (PIPS) Headquarters at the Nima Police Station.
With the Ghanaian Government's new priority to rid the country of illegal small scale mining, some Ghanaians have taken Mr. Tang Hong's GHC 50, 000 donation as a means to influence the Police Service.
In response to these concerns, Head of Public Affairs of the Police Service, Superintendent Cephas Arthur has dismissed the rumors.
“It’s not something that can be used to buy the entire Ghana Police Service as people are speculating,”
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According to Superintendent Cephas Arthur, extensive background checks had been carried out on Mr. Tang Hong and his outfit (CAITEC group) before any of the donations he gave were accepted by the police service.
Mr. Tang Hong, Chairperson of Chairman of the Ghana Association of Chinese Societies, has previously made donations to the Police service. Mr. Hong stated that the donations were solely given out in order to help the police service combat crime.
IGP David Asante also attended the ceremony in order to officially receive the donation, and called upon other private institutions to follow Mr. Hong's footstep.