1st fleet of 200 police vehicles arrive

The Police cars

The Police cars

The first fleet of 200 vehicles for the Ghana Police Service has arrived in the country to augment operation of the law enforcers.

The Ghanaian Times yesterday spotted some of the vehicles — Toyota cars — parked at the Police Headquarters in Accra waiting for official handing over to the police administration.

The Times gathered that the vehicles arrived at the Tema Port on Monday, and more were yet to be cleared by the government to equip the Police Service to discharge their mandate effectively and efficiently.

Attempts to get the police to comment on the vehicles proved futile as officials refused to either confirm or comment on the issue.

It would be recalled that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his 2018 State of the Nation Address (SONA) early this year announced to Parliament in Accra that the government, would make available an initial amount of GH¢800million to the Police Service for the procurement and supply of critical, modern policing equipment and gadgets.

The equipment included 1,000 vehicles, motorcycles and ammunitions.

The Police Service was also expected to be equipped with modernised crime laboratories to enhance their capacity to enforce law and order, and enable it provide the necessary security.

Additionally, in the medium to long-term, the government would purchase drones and helicopters to assist the police combat violent and environmental crimes.

 

 

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