Prez Akufo-Addo hands over 1,500 Motorbikes to Ghana Police
President Akufo-Addo has handed over 1,500 Motorbikes to the Police Administration.
The handing-over ceremony was held at the National Operations Centre-Police Headquarters, Accra.
Speaking at the ceremony, he said the Motorbike Service is part of the transformation agenda aimed at positioning the service to become of the best institutions in the country, if not the best and a modern institution in the world.
President Akufo-Addo noted that this laudable initiative which seeks to regain the confidence, trust and respect of the public and deepen police legitimacy, has the full backing of the government.
He went on to say that an institution like the Police Service must constantly renew itself in order to adequately respond to the country’s security needs.
He stated that Ghanaians had witnessed the service’s pragmatic steps in this regard.
“The government is well aware of the efforts being made by service personnel under the dynamic leadership of the IGP and members of the Police Management.
He stated that efforts are being made to reduce violent crimes in the country.
Police Motor Riders are expected to patrol crime-prone areas on a regular basis in order to ensure citizen safety and contribute to the reduction of crime in the country.
The President noted that he is “happy to hand over these 1,500 motorbikes to the Police Service, urging them on “to continue doing the good work it is doing to keep all of us safe”.
“I am confident that these bikes will be put to very good use as they will reach the communities who need them most. I assure the Police administration that this is just the beginning”.
“More and more motorbikes will come in soon to help ensure that every single community in the country benefits from the enhanced community police model” President Akufo-Addo said.
“Government will increase the number of motorbikes presented by government to 5,000 by the end of next year. As you take over these motorbikes, know that Ghanaians will expect you to show presence, improve your response time and be out there to patrol the streets and the inner cities”.
“I urge you to ensure that no community is left out in the distribution of these bikes even as you prioritise the areas that are most crucial” he added.
Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery, noted that the procurement of the 1,500 motorbikes will go a long way to boost the logistical capacity of the Police Service.
He added that the government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, will continue with its efforts aimed at resourcing the country’s security agencies to effect their mandate of ensuring the territorial integrity of the nation.
On his part, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), George Akuffo Dampare, in his welcome remarks indicated that the Police Service, is poised to put the new motorbikes to use in order to secure the security of the interior.
“We can say that what you are providing for us today will go a long way in our [attainment of becoming an enviable institution]. “We cannot wait to receive them and start putting them to use and making this country safer than it was yesterday, and to make it safer than we are going to make it today,” the IGP said.