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10.12.2004 Regional News

IGP seeks British assistance to train Police Diplomatic Protection Unit

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Accra, Dec. 10, GNA- The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Nana Owusu Nsiah on Friday appealed for British assistance to train personnel of the Diplomatic Protection Unit of the Ghana Police Service. He told the British High Commissioner, Mr Gordon Wetherel, who paid a courtesy call on him in Accra said the Unit had been formed to see to the security of diplomats and their dependants.

Nana Nsiah said he would be happy for assistance for the unit in the form of training of personnel and provision of logistics and hostel facilities.

He said the Ghana Police Service would host a conference of the International Police Association (INTERPOL) next May.

Mr Wetherel said he personally visited 17 polling stations in Cape Coast during last Tuesday's voting day and commended Ghanaians for their peaceful conduct.

He also commended the police for the professional manner in which they handled issues during the elections.

He said two British MPs who observed the elections expressed satisfaction with the election.

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