The Ghana Police Service on Friday took delivery of 4,500 bulletproof vests to policemen in a move to protect them from attacks by armed robbers after a series of recent tragedies that resulted in several casualties.
Joseph Oppong-Boanuh, the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), said the protective vests are crucial to ward off attacks by criminals on officers on duty.
“Some personnel don’t feel comfortable wearing the bulletproof vests. We need to train them to be comfortable in them,” said the IGP.
Minister for the Interior Ambrose-Derry said the government has committed to resourcing the police service above its allocated budget, adding that it has also given funds for their residential, vehicles and communication equipment to make work more comfortable for them.
Ambrose-Derry said the government has cleared the backlog of promotion for qualified officers and compensated officers who died on their line of duty to show its resolve to cater for their welfare.
He urged Ghanaians to offer credible information to the police to help arrest criminals. Enditem.