Interior Ministry gives private security firms May 30 deadline to renew license

The Ministry of the Interior is embarking on a monitoring exercise on private security organisations (PSOs) to ensure they renew their licenses for operation by Wednesday, May 30.

The exercise is also to sensitise PSOs and guarantee they provided quality service for the good of all stakeholders and the general public.

Alhaji Salifu Osman, Acting Chief Director, at the Ministry, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) said “If by May 30, any PSO that has not renewed its license, would be assumed not in operation”.

During the monitoring, all private security organizations would be required to submit to the Ministry, information on company licence, SSNIT certificate, tax clearance certificate, audited accounts, training facilities, number of employees, criminal record of employees, list of clientele, employee welfare, conditions of service and inspection of company’s environment.

Alhaji Osman indicated that after the exercise the Ministry would publish the list of all private security organisations with valid license and in good standing.

He reminded all private security organisations that the annual renewal fee was GH¢1,000.

Alhaji Osman cautioned the public not to patronise the services of PSOs operating without valid license while defaulting PSOs still operating would be closed down and persecuted.

Source: GNA

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