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IGP Inducted into Office

The Inspector-General of Police, David Asante-Apeatu has been officially inducted into office at a colourful service at the Ghana Police Church on Sunday 23rd April 2017. As the 21st IGP of Ghana, Mr David Asante Apeatu pledged to transform the police service to be more accountable and able to address the concerns and needs of the public.

 

The Director of Religious Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, the Very Rev. Fr George Arthur, who gave the charge at the induction service, said the focus of the IGP ought to be on creating a positive image for the Police Service. Saying that “You are taking office at a time when all citizens are worried about protocol enlistment into the Police Service, growing indiscipline among some police officers, lawlessness on the part of the Delta Force and other vigilante groups, as well as the devastating effects of galamsey on the environment.

 

Ver Rev Arthur continued that “Ghanaians have the marking scheme to judge your performance, so they expect you to build a Police Service that will reduce carnage on the roads, weed out perceived corruption among police officers and also deal with lawlessness to promote peace and security in the country,” the Very Rev. Fr Arthur said. In response, IGP Asante Apeatu gave the assurance that the Police during his tenure will be fair in the discharge of their duties and abide by all laws that guide the conduct of the service to build a mutual relationship between the police and the society. This he indicated was his priority to make the police a trustworthy friend to the public in the quest to build a peaceful society.

 

 He stated that “I want to assure the people of Ghana that under my leadership the Ghana Police Service will do everything within its power to respond to your concerns about the conduct of the police. We will ensure that there is accountability in all levels of the service and our police officers will be held to the highest standard of integrity”. The induction service was attended by top officials of the security agencies, government officials, traditional rulers, former IGPS and the clergy. Among them were the Minister of the Interior, Mr Ambrose Dery; the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General, Ms Gloria Akuffo, and the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), Major Gen. Obed Boama Akwa.

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German Embassy Donates Musical Instrument to Police

The German Embassy in Accra and the Goethe Institute has donated musical instruments worth 8000 Euros to the Ghana Police Central Band. The gesture, according to the Embassy, was meant to help develop the musical activities of the Band, which is an important link between the police service and the civil society.

 

 Receiving the instrument on behalf of the Ghana Police Central Band at the Police Headquarters in Accra, the IGP Mr. David Asante-Apeatu thanked the embassy and Goethe Institute for the gesture.

 

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IGP visits Agbobloshie Victim

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr David Asante-Apeatu has visited one of the victims of the recent clashes at Agbogbloshie in Accra who was still on admission at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.  The move enabled the IGP to have first-hand information on how the victim was faring. During the visit, the IGP made a cash donation to the victim on admission, to help cater for his medical expenses.

 

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