Minority to Akufo-Addo: Terminate contracts with retired police officers

The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has been called upon by the Minority in Parliament to terminate all contracts with retired police officers including the Inspector General of Police.

The National Democratic Congress MPs have said that the practice of populating the top hierarchy of the police service with retirees has demoralized personnel of the service who are waiting for their turn to take over leadership positions.

The call by the Minority comes in the wake of heightened insecurity in the country with reports of rising daylight robberies.

According to the Minority spokesperson on defense and Interior, James Agalga who was addressing the media in Parliament Tuesday, June 15, 2021, the rising crime rate is directly linked to the leadership of the service.

Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), James Oppong-Boanuh, on Tuesday met with officials of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) over robbery attacks on officers providing security for bullion vans.

On Monday, June 14, 2021, the IGP told banks in the country to acquire fortified bullion vans to cart cash across the country by June ending or have the police withdraw their escort duties for them.

The IGP in a meeting with BoG officials and Directors of Banks on Monday, reiterated his earlier threat to withdraw police escort for such vehicles if fortified armoured vans are not provided for such services.

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