Government to recruit 4,500 police personnel to boost internal security

Jerry Azanduna, GNA

Bawku (UE) Aug. 14,
GNA –  The government plans to recruit
about 4,500 police personnel this year, to boost up internal security,
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo has said.

He said a good
internal security network would foster peace among the people and empower them
to freely go about their daily duties without fear.

The President said
this when he paid a courtesy call on the Bawku Naba, Naba Asigri Abugragoe Azoka
II, Paramount Chief of the Bawku traditional area, during a two day tour of the
Upper East Region to interact with the Chiefs and people and also get
first-hand information on the implementation, success and short comings of
government policies including its flagship programmes such as the planting for
food and jobs, free senior high school programme and one village, one dam.

He said security at
Ghana’s border to Burkina Faso was vital and government was focused on
deploying more military personnel to the borders since there was unrest in some
parts of that country.

“Government would
continue to equip the Ghana Police Service with adequate security logistics to
enable it perform as expected for the maintenance of law and order in the

He called on the
people of Bawku and its environs to give the Ghana Armed Forces the needed
cooperation to enable them provide adequate security in the area.

Naba Azoka commended
government for its relentless efforts at maintaining law and order, which had
sustained the peace being enjoyed in the area, saying, the chiefs and people of
the Bawku traditional area would continue to support the activities of the
security agencies operating in the area.

“We are determined
not to allow the disaster of physical conflict revisit us, the prevailing peace
has enabled all of us in Kusaug to go about our normal businesses without
hindrance and therefore, we need your continuous assistance to finalise the
traditional peace process”, he said.     

At Pusiga, the
Pusiga Naba, Ibrahim Aguri IV, the Divisional Chief of the area lamented on the
frequent misunderstanding between his community and some communities in
neighbouring Togo on demarcation of border lines.

 Naba Aguri explained that there had always
been problems between the Ghanaian communities and the Togo communities on land
encroachment and that had not augured well for the development of both
countries in terms of their bilateral relations.

“The Chief called
for swift intervention by government on the matter so that there could be peace
in the area”.


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