David Asante-Apietu announces establishment of fund for dead policemen's families

David Asante-Apietu announces establishment of fund for dead policemen's families

- IGP says Ghana Police Service "dreams" of setting up fund for fallen police officers

- Says fund will give hope to police officers and reassure their families

Inspector General of Police (IGP), David Asante-Apietu has said that the Ghana Police Force hopes to establish a fund in order to cater for the welfare of families left behind by officers who fall in the line of duty.

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David Asante-Apietu announces establishment of fund for dead policemen's families

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During Interior Minister Ambrose Dery's visit to the Police Headquarters in Accra, IGP David Asante-Apietu lamented the recent rate at which police officers have been dying in the line of duty. He expressed that this confirmed that hazards that came with policing in Ghana was on the increase.

However, he said that his outfit [Ghana Police Service] had a "dream" of establishing a fund for the bereaved families of officers who die on the job saying, "it is the dream of the current police administration to establish a police fund.”

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He went on to say that the fund would go a long way towards giving hope to police officers at the front lines, and also reassure their families of their value to the Ghana Police Service.

At least, we can reduce the initial pain and frustration that the bereaved families go through in such circumstances with a cushioning insurance cover,” he added.

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For his part, the Inspector General of Police stated that he would do his best to prioritize the welfare of police officers at the front lines.

IGP Asante-Apietu's comments come in the wake of two recent instances where policemen carrying out their duties were gunned down, one of whom was gunned down by fellow policemen who mistook him for an armed robber.

David Asante-Apietu announces establishment of fund for dead policemen's families

Left to right: Major Maxwell Adams Mahama and Lance Corporal Robert Kumi Ackah

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