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Avoid Any Form Of Extortion - IGP To Personnel

Acting Inspector General of Police, James Oppong-Boanuh has charged Personnel in the service to avoid any form of extortion and political conduct that has the tendency of affecting adversely the police career.

He called on them to put in a lot of sacrifice, hardwork, and dedication.

Speaking at At the passing out ceremony of some 181 recruits, the acting IGP cautioned the officers against unprofessional behaviour since strict sanctions will be applied by the service as a measure of winning back public confidence.

He said “As we prepare for the 2020 general elections, I urge these recruits to remain impartial before, during and after the elections and ensure that our democratic credentials are protected and guaranteed. We need to respect the constitutional liberties of the citizens to exercise their franchise and avoid partisanship.”

Recently, the IGP said “Ghana has over the years been hailed as the beacon of democracy in Africa. The Issue of vigilantism in recent times dented this prominent accolade however Government’s initiative, together with that of all relevant stakeholders, to outlaw all forms of vigilantism has been welcome news to the Ghana police service.”

“It is our duty to ensure that the civil liberties and fundamental human rights of every Ghanaian are fully guaranteed before, during and after the elections and we shall perform that duty without fear or favour.”

Source: Kofi Atakora/ 

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