- Vice President Bawumia chaired Police Council sworn in
- The Police Council shall amongst others advise the President on matters of policy relating to internal security
President Nana Akufo-Addo has urged and warned the police not to be appendage of the governing party or politicians.
He made the call during the swearing in of the Police Council in Accra on Thursday.
Akufo-Addo also prayed the police to be professionals in the delivery of their service to and not heed to the beck and call of politicians or party in power.
“There will be no interference in your work,” the president assured the police council whilst calling on their professional judgement and counsel on issues of policy.
The president, Nana Akufo-Addo has sworn in the Police Council with a call on them to ensure that the Police Service is not an appendage to the governing party.
Demanding a high sense of professionalism from the service personnel, the president said the police officers must not tie their wellbeing to the party in power.
“There will be no interference in your work,” the president assured the council.
The President also tasked the council to curb the lawlessness and violence that has engulfed the nation.
He also pledged that his administration will also ensure the lives and welfare of the police personnel are improved as promised in the NPP’s manifesto.
Akufo-Addo further touched on the perceived corruption in the police service and challenged the police council to work hard to redeem the image of the service.
The Police Council swearing in was chaired by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia. On his part, he promised to lead an invigorated Police Council that will work to ensure a sanitised police service.
The Council, among others, is made up of the Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo, Interior Minister Ambrose Dery, Inspector General of Police David Asante Appeatu.
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