General News Sun, 30 Sep 2007

Ghana to host West African Police Chiefs meeting

Accra, Sept. 30, GNA - The Ghana Police Service under the distinguished patronage of the Government of Ghana will host the Ninth Meeting of West African Police Chiefs Committee (WAPCCO) in Accra from 1st to 5th October 1 to 5.

The Police Chiefs will discuss a range of issues bordering on Police operations in the West Africa Sub-Region. These will include issues such as Police operations, Cross-border and Gender-based crimes, Capacity building for Police forces in the Sub-Region, and child trafficking.

Furthermore conflict prevention, conflict management and resolution; peacekeeping, financial crime and general sub-regional security are the other issues, which will be top on the committee's agenda.


A release issued by the Public Affairs Directorate in Accra on Sunday said activities of member states over the years, will be addressed by personalities like Minister of the Interior, Mr Kwamena Bartels, the President of the ECOWAS Commission, the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Patrick K. Achampong, Secretary General of Interpol and the Chairman of the WAPCCO.

The WAPCCO was formed to address crime issues in the Sub-Region, identify trends and patterns of crimes, organise conferences and working meetings of the Sub-Region, establish and nurture contacts with different law-enforcement authorities in the Sub-Region and assist in sharing best practise, among other things.

Source: GNA