Land Cruisers For Top Police Officers
IGP, David Asante Apeatu
Government has given all the 12 schedule superior police
officers Toyota Land Cruisers to enhance the discharge of their official
Recipients of the vehicles, who until now, used Nissan
Four-wheel Drives, are Directors-General, Administration, Human Resource,
Welfare, Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Research, Planning & ICT,
Special Duties, Legal & Prosecution, Operations and Services.
The rest are Technical, Finance, Medicals and Police
Intelligence and Professional Standards (PIPS) Unit.
The vehicles, which have now been replaced, were presented during the previous Mills administration and have been in use for five years, DAILY GUIDE has learnt.
Just before the Easter holidays the Minister of the
Interior, Ambrose Dery presented 64 more vehicles to the Ghana Police Service,
an unprecedented augmenting of the fleet of the law enforcement agency.
In December last year, the current Akufo-Addo administration
presented 200 brand new Toyota Camry cars to the police administration to enhance
the operational capabilities of the police.
President Akufo-Addo has already said processes leading to
the procurement of three choppers for the police to fight crime are underway.
To make good the President’s pledge, the Minister for
the Interior cut the sod for the construction of a hangar for the choppers last
President Akufo-Addo has so far made three
such massive presentations since taking the mantle of leadership.
He has also giving the military more
vehicles and equipment to protect the country.
The President has continually pledged to provide the security agencies with the required logistics to enable them to discharge their statutory duties.
By A.R. Gomda