Mr Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan, the Inspector General Police, has said plans were underway by the Police Administration to establish a bank exclusively to servicemen and women as part of its welfare enhancement programme.

wpid-police.jpgHe said feasibility studies was being done and believed this strategy would upgrade the welfare schemes of personnel towards resolving the myriads of financial difficulties facing personnel.

Mr Alhassan was addressing officers and servicemen/women at Hohoe as part of a working visit to re-affirm the new direction and codes for personnel.

?Police administration is working hard to improve on welfare of personnel especially in the provision of fuel, stationery, accommodation and places of convenience,? he said.

Mr Alhassan said the Police Administration had sunk 43 boreholes forpersonnel in deprived areas.

He said the Police Service was gaining some respect from the public, which otherwise received unwarranted attacks and criticisms due to unprofessional conducts.

The IGP called for self-introspection, soul-search and assessment towards gaining public confidence and refrain from abuse of rights of suspects, extortion and poor investigation and warned that Administration would descend heavily on erring personnel.

Mr Joseph Gyawu, Hohoe Divisional Commander commended the IGP for his forthrightness and strategies to redeem the sinking image of the profession.

He said the Division was handicapped in tackling the increasing cases of defilement, indecent and spousal assaults due to the absence of Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) and appealed for a remedy.

He said lack of means of transport to evacuate retirees from the Service and some beyond four years were still occupying rooms at the barracks and called for an urgent response.



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