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Establish Ministry of Police Affairs – NGOs appeal

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The Network of Associations of Registered Non-Governmental Organisations in Ghana, has appealed to President John Evans Atta Mills to consider the establishment of a Ministry of Police Affairs to help boost the morale of officers in the Police Service.

The Network said in a statement signed and copied to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) by Mr. Kofi Lucas, the National President in Accra on Monday said the creation of the Ministry would send a signal to local and foreign investors that Government and the nation placed value and premium on security.

“This will boost the confidence of these investors as well as business executives to feel comfortable to invest in the country,” it added.

It noted that the Police Service under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Interior found it difficult to obtain the needed attention and support it deserved.

The statement called on civil society, religious groups, the business community, MPs to join to champion the cause and offer logistical and infrastructural support for the Ministry to be established.

“We will lead the campaign to mobilize the needed support and resources for the Ministry of Police Affairs and the Ghana Police Service, this will enable the Police to deliver quality service since modern policing is a shared responsibility,” it noted.

Source: GNA

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