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General News Thu, 8 Feb 2018

Akufo-Addo: We’ll crack down on peace wreckers

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has declared without equivocation that Ghana’s security agencies will henceforth ruthlessly deal with anyone wishing to scuttle the peace and stability of the country.

“I do not need to repeat that crime wears no political colours, and I am certain that message has gone down to all. The law enforcement agencies will crack down very hard on all those who would disturb the peace of our nation,” he warned Thursday February 8, 2018 during his second State of the Nation Address (SONA).

The President’s tough words come days after he suspended the Upper West regional Minister Sulemana Alhassan for allegedly shielding some New Patriotic Party (NPP) thugs who invaded the regional office of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) and attacked some staff of the office.

Delivering the address, President Akufo-Addo also pledged to resource the Ghana Police Service to effectively do their job.

Thus, he said, an initial amount of GH¢800 million is being made available to procure and supply, within the next six months, critical, modern policing equipment and gadgets to enhance the capacity of the police to enforce law and order.

Again, he posited as part of the government’s medium to long-term strategy “we will purchase drones and helicopters to assist the police combat violent and environmental crime. The crime laboratories will be modernised, and properly equipped to provide the necessary support.”

The police intelligence unit, he continued will also be strengthened and the perennial problems associated with police accommodation will also be tackled, and a compensation package introduced to cover officers in their line of duty.

“We shall not allow miscreants of any sort to terrorize our population; and I promise that there will be no hiding place for criminals,” he declared, adding; ““I am certain that the interventions we are introducing will boost morale in the service, and I urge the House and all citizens to support the police to deliver the service we deserve.”



Source: starrfmonline.com
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