President lauds renovations at Ghana Police Headquarters
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Tuesday, 21st February 2023, inaugurated the national police facelift project in Accra.
The numerous changes that have been carried out include the immediate surroundings, reconstruction of the walls around the headquarters, remodelling of the gates and the renovation of the CID building.Subscribe
The President who was impressed with the facelift said “the landscaping around the entire building and on your premises will not go unnoticed. I dare say, if we were to rank all public buildings now, the police headquarters will most likely emerge as one of the best in terms of the appearance of the surroundings.”
Adding that “when an environment looks this beautiful and put together, it creates a sense of orderliness and discipline in the minds of its patrons. I commend the leadership of the Service for embarking on this renovation and facelift project.”
Apart from the inauguration of the buildings, the President presented 100 pick-up vehicles, 600 motorbikes and six Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) vehicles to the police service.
According to the President, the presentation of these equipment, “are evidence, if any were needed, of the government's commitment to the continuous retooling of the police, a responsibility my government takes very seriously. It is borne out of the fact that the police plays a critical role in the development of our country, hence the need to ensure that the Police Service is adequately resourced to discharge its duties for the safety and security of all of us, as well as for the growth of economic activity.”
The one hundred (100) pickup vehicles, six hundred (600) motorbikes and six (6) APC vehicles handed over by the President are to be used by the Formed Police Units (FPUs) in all regions of the country.
“Until recently, the FPU was only stationed in Accra. However, through support from government, the Unit was extended to Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, and is and now being formed in all the other regions,” President Akufo-Addo said.
He continued, “All regions across the country are soon going to benefit from the services of this specialised unit. These Regional FPUs will be spread across one hundred and forty (140) bases in various communities in all the regions. Without any doubt, their presence will enhance greatly security, law and order in the country.”
Present at the event was Minister of the Interior, Ambrose Dery, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr George Akuffo Dampare, Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Faustina Agyeiwaa Kodua Andoh-Kwofie, COP Nathan Kofi Boakye among other top security personnel.