IGP vows not to shield corrupt officers Featured

By News Desk January 20, 2020 583 0

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), James Oppong-Boanuh, has given his firm assurance that no police officer who finds himself on the wrong side of law after misconducting himself will be shielded.

He entreated civilians to live in harmony with the police and to seek redress through the appropriate channels, rather than resorting to violence.

He again called on young Ghanaians to be law-abiding as the country goes to the polls later this year.

Pentecost promotes peace

The IGP was speaking at a durbar to commission the newly built district police headquarters at Akropong-Akuapem in the Eastern Region.

The GHC516,000 project was fully funded by the Church of Pentecost to help promote peace and security in the Akuapem North municipality.

Mr Oppong-Boanuh commended the Church for the gesture, saying it shows its commitment to national peace and security.

Reducing crime

The IGP said crime has become more sophisticated, and the police need the co-operation of all citizens to ensure that it is reduced to the barest minimum.

Policing flourishes on a strong partnership between the public and the police, he said, urging members of the public to support the police by volunteering information to purge society of criminals.

The Eastern Regional Minister, Eric Kwakye Darfour, said proper accommodation for police officers is vital to security, and must be at the concern of all Ghanaians.

He urged the Police Service to maintain the building well to prolong its lifespan.

Vision 2023

Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, general secretary of the Church of Pentecost, said the project is the first of three district police stations that the Church plans to build under its Vision 2023 project.

He urged the police and all other employees to work with integrity.

Osabarima Ansah Sasraku, Kyidomhene of the Akuapem Traditional Area, who chaired the event, called on all faith-based organisations to emulate the example of the Church of Pentecost.

He also pleaded with the police leadership to fix the faulty sewerage system at the local police command.

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