Police Ready for Effective Policing
The Ghana Police Service has resolved to be up to the task of policing the country effectively to ensure the conduct of free and fair elections devoid of any intimidation, fear or violence.
To this end, the service has begun a process of meeting the leaders of political' parties, opinion leaders and the media in a bid to sensitize them.
This was revealed by the IGP, Nana Owusu Nsiah at a three-day workshop on Democratic Policing in West Africa, which began in Accra yesterday.
The workshop was organized by the Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) for 25 police officers from Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, Cote d'lvoire and The Gambia to discuss the findings of the Center’s recent comparative study of policing in West Africa and recommended strategies for improving democratic policing.
It also focused on police-community partnerships, policing and human rights, gender in policing and the capacity to fight crime. Mr Thomas Broni, the Deputy Minister of the Interior, said the workshop would go a long way to enable police institutions in the sub-region to share ideas on how to deal with challenges such as cross-border crimes, maintenance of law and other issues relating to stability and security.
Source: Daily Graphic