- April 18, 2019
- Posted by: Esther Tetteh
- Category: General Announcements, News
The Minister for the Interior, Hon. Ambrose Dery has stated that the Government will not vary the Police Service’s pension scheme to the disadvantage of police officers. He said, “the President will not permit any change that will make security personnel suffer and that any such changes will not affect the Ghana Police Service”.
Hon. Ambrose Dery gave this assurance on 17th April 2019, when he cut the sod for the construction of hangar and helipad for Police helicopters and at the handing over ceremony of sixty-four additional vehicles to the Police Service.
In his welcome address, the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. David Asante-Apeatu commended the government for the commitment to retooling the Service and said that “the acquisition of helicopters to strengthen Police operational capacity is not just historic but an inspiration toward our vision to become a world class Police organization”.
IGP also assured the government of Police Administration’s resolve to maintain the vehicles received and use them for the purposes for which they have been provided.
It would be recalled that on 8th April 2019, the Deputy Minister for Employment and Labour, Mr. Bright Wireko-Brobbey in a presentation to the Public Account Committee of Parliament said that Cabinet had granted approval for all pension schemes under Act 766, which will ensure that all members of the security agencies, except officers and men of the Armed Forces, make personal contribution to the SSNIT Pension Scheme. Police officers appeared not to have welcomed the news, thus, the minister’s statement has become assuring and refreshing news for all Police officers.
Watch the sod cutting ceremony https://www.facebook.com/GhPoliceService/videos/577459372741398/ and the handing over ceremony https://www.facebook.com/GhPoliceService/videos/311282302884531/ , https://www.facebook.com/GhPoliceService/videos/442987606457254/