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11.08.2009 General News

President calls for public collaboration to build better police service

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Accra , Aug 11, GNA - President John Evans Atta Mills on Tuesday called on Ghanaians to collaborate with the government to streamline the Ghana Police Service to live up to public expectation.

He commended the police for their selfless service but however, acknowledged the challenges the personnel needed to overcome to make them more efficient.

President Mills made the call when he swore-in Mrs Alice Aku Otuteye, a Legal Practitioner as a member of the Ghana Police Council at the Osu Castle .

The call came at the wake of lack of accommodation, logistics and skills training challenges facing the service, as well as the outcry of a section of the public against the gunning down of armed robbers by the personnel.

He said the challenges that faced the police called for people with the requisite skills, experience and expertise to help transform the service into a world class status.

The President expressed confidence that Mrs Otuteye, his former student, with more than 30 years of experience would help to transform the service to the benefit of all Ghanaians.

President Mills assured the Police Administration that government would not relent in its efforts to build a better service.

Mrs Otuteye thanked the President for the confidence reposed in her and promised to work to the satisfaction of all.


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