The Inspector General of Police (IGP) David Asante-Apeatu, has said the Police Administration under his watch will not relent on its effort in becoming number one in Africa by the year 2020 with regards to policing.
“Come the year 2020 Ghana police service will be the number one in Africa and by 2026 we will be counted among the elites in the world,” Mr Asante-Apeatu said at the West Africa Security Services Association (WASSA) get-together in Accra on Friday, 20 April 2018.
To achieve this he urged officers to be professional in carrying out their duties.
He said: “The Ghana police launched its transformation programme on 6th February this year and the desire is to become a world class police service capable of delivering a plan democratic, protective and peaceful service up to the standard of international best practice.
“The success of the Ghana police service depends on competence and professionalism of officers. Be assured that I’ll continue to provide strategic direction with the high expectation that all of you particularly at the operational and tactical levels will step up your game by keeping the police service division continuously in sight.”
He further noted that the police is in a hurry to ensure “public safety, peace and security” in the country.
The WASSA get-together is aimed at taking stock of activities of the police service for the year.
Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia speaking as a guest of honour urged the police service to continue to maintain high professional standards in their line of duty.
On his part, the Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery, commended the police administration for their show of professionalism but maintained that the service will not shield any individual within the force whose activities contravenes the law and order.