Crime detection depends on volunteered information
Tema, June 29, GNA - Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday reiterated the call on Ghanaians to volunteer information on criminalities to enable the Police to get to the bottom of cases under investigation.
He pointed out that crime detection and its successful prosecution in society would depend largely on vital information volunteered by the citizenry.
Mr Mahama made the call in Tema when he inaugurated a new Police Station constructed at Community 11 by the Rotary Club of Tema at the cost of GH¢ 80,000.
He assured volunteers that the Police would not only shield their identities, but would also continue to reward them.
The Vice President commended the Police for providing Ghanaians with security and safety, irrespective of the challenging circumstances under which they were working.
He assured personnel of the Service that government would do everything possible to provide them with decent accommodation to enable them to give of their best.
Mr Mahama said more than 2,000 recruits would be enlisted into the Service this year, and added that the Police Administration would be equipped with the necessary logistics to enable it to turn out quality and efficient officers.
The Vice President said in as much as technology was becoming more sophisticated, government would do all it could to provide the Police with sophisticated equipment to better combat crime.
For example, he said, the Service would be provided with equipment that would be used to conduct DNA tests, in order to help solve some of the complex crimes in society.
Vice President Mahama lauded Tema Rotary for the initiative and hoped officers in charge of the facility would ensure its proper maintenance to prolong its lifespan.
Mr Mohammed Alhassan, Deputy Inspector-General of Police, pointed out that effective law enforcement was indeed a shared responsibility between the Police and the Community.
Mr Alhassan said the Police Administration was making strenuous efforts to complete 38 abandoned building projects by the end of the year.
He urged residents in Community 11 to give the Police a healthy, transparent, responsible and accountable partnership in the fight against crime.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Augustine Gyening, Tema Regional Police Commander, hoped the facility would go a long way to enable them to bring policing to the door steps of the residents.
Mr John Bisiw, President of the Rotary Club of Tema, appealed to the Ministries of Works and Housing, Roads and Highways and the Tema Metropolitan Assembly to collaborate to provide drainage at the frontage of the facility.
Mr Bisiw further urged companies in Tema to support the police with other logistics including electronic gadgets, furniture and security equipment for the cells.