The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCO) last Thursday presented a state of-the-art drone to the Ghana Police Service to facilitate the activities of the service, at a ceremony in Accra.
A drone is a flying robot, which is controlled by software and can be used by the security to gather information and keep surveillance of large areas.
The drone can be fly up to 50 miles.
The Managing Director of GRIDCO, William Amuna, who made the presentation, said due to technological advancement, there was the need to provide the police with equipment that would help them prevent crime.
He said the police around the world used such equipment for surveillance and monitoring of activities, adding that experts would train the police in the use of the drone.
Mr Amuna said the donation was as a result of a request from the police when they paid a working visit to GRIDCO.
He commended the Ghana Police Service for ensuring peace and stability in the country.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mr John Kudalor, who received the drone on behalf of the service, stated that acquiring a flying robot had been on the drawing board of the service for some time now.
He commended GRIDCO for the gesture, and gave the assurance that the flying robot would be used for its intended purpose.