Gov’t Will Recruit 4,000 Police Personnel This Year – Akufo-Addo
President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced a new goal of recruiting 4,000 police personnel. This announcement according to the President will move the country’s forward on the ambition to retool the police service and ensure the safety of citizens.
“We are recruiting over 4,000 more people into the police service. We are also giving them equipment to give force to our police service,” president Akufo-Addo said at a durbar of chiefs and people of the Gomoa Traditional Area at Apam in the Central Region.
“I will make sure that our police service is properly looked after, properly resources; my government will do exactly that,” he added.
President Akufo-Addo is currently on a four-day tour of the Central Region.
Following calls from Ghanaians on the government to retool the security services, about 200 salon cars have been bought for the Police.
The vehicles – Toyota Corolla and Camry – have been parked at the police headquarters, and were shown to the police and the media by a Deputy Minister of Information, Nana Dokua Asiamah-Adjei last month, August 2018.
Nana Dokua said the government recognizes that the Police needs logistical support to tackle the upsurge in crime triggered by the advancement in technology.
The renegotiation had to do with a contract between the then Mahama administration and Amalgamated Securities Limited, which ordered for bullet-proof cars at a cost of $9.1 million on 3 January 2017.
But upon inheriting the contract, the Nana Addo government elected to renegotiate the terms, requesting that the 43 bulletproof cars be replaced with 100 Toyota Corollas.