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27.08.2004 General News

French Language to be part of Police training

By GNA

Accra, Aug. 27, GNA - President John Agyekum Kufuor on Friday announced that French language would be taught at Police Training Colleges in view of the increasing co-operation between the Ghana Police Service and sister institutions in the West Africa Sub-Region. "Our police personnel now need more than a working knowledge of the French language to be effective in sub-regional operations," President Kufuor said when he addressed the passing out parade for 77 Police Cadet Officers at the Ghana Police College in Accra. The Cadets, made up of 66 men and 10 women, had undergone six months of training.

President Kufuor said the Government was paying particular attention to the Police Service because its important role made it a unique institution in modern democracies and the natural and indispensable agency of any government, which was, committed to the rule of law as enshrined in the country's Constitution.

He said the Government's aim was to modernise the Service to raise the professional standards of personnel through training to enable Policemen and Policewomen to hold their own as far as modern day policing was concerned.

As part of their training, the Cadets were taken through courses that include Criminology; Criminal Law; Financial Administration; Practical Police Duties; Ethics in Law Enforcement; Investigations; Service Instructions; Social and Computer Literacy. Cadet Officer Firmin Azitariga was adjudged the overall best Cadet. President Kufuor presented the Sword of Honour to him. 27 Aug. 04

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