According to the report on 15 August 2022, the president of the Republic of Ghana presented 1500 motorbikes to the Ghana police service.
According to the president of the republic, this presentation is done to show his commitment to the Ghana police service to make sure all the equipment needed by the Ghana police service are provided, to help the service to continue maintaining law and other, and protect lives and properties of the citizens.
The president stated that the Ghana police service under the leadership of the Inspector General of Police, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, has begun the transformation agenda which aims at putting the police service one of the best institutions in the country and a model institution for the rest of the world.
The president has added that the plans that aim to bring back confidence, trust, and respect of the public and also prove the police legitimacy has the full backing of the government support.
“An institution, such as the Police Service, needs to renew constantly itself to respond adequately to the security needs of the country, and I believe Ghanaians are witnesses to the pragmatic steps being taken by the Service in this regard,” he said.
The President continued, “Government is very much aware of the efforts being put in place by personnel of the Service, under the dynamic leadership of the Inspector-General of Police and members of the Police Management Board, to intensify targeted operations in communities which, hitherto, were notorious for violent crimes.”
He again noted that all these programs are been put in place to boost the manpower needs of the police services needed for the implementation of bold, strategic interventions launched by the police to improve its service delivery to Ghanaians.
“Government, last year, approved for the police to recruit 5,000 officers. Some 3,000 of those recruited have passed out, with the remaining still under training. These officers are the first batch of men and women to benefit from the modified police training curriculum, which is focused on equipping the police officers with skills in driving, swimming, and motorbike riding in addition to other tactical and soft skills,” he said.
As a result of these that motivates the president to hand over these motorbikes to the police service.
“I am confident that these bikes will be put to very good use, as they will reach the communities who need them the most. I assure the Police Administration that this is just the beginning. More and more motorbikes will come in soon, to help ensure that every single community in the country benefits from the enhanced community policing model. The government will increase the number of motorbikes presented by the Government to five thousand (5,000) by the end of next year,” he said.
The president has also urged the police personnel after receiving the motorbikes to improve their response in time in case of emergency and move around in towns and cities with the motors.
“I urge you to help ensure that no community is left out in the distribution of these bikes, even as you prioritize the most critical areas. I entreat officers who will use these bikes to take good care of them but, more importantly, to pay particular attention to their safety and the safety of other road users while on the road,” he stressed.
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