The Vice President Bawumia has urged the Police and other security agencies to uphold the highest form of professionalism, especially in the fight against increasingly sophisticated criminal networks, and as we head into the December 2020 elections, emphasising,
“The public will only provide you with credible information when they trust their officers, when they feel respected by officers of the Police Service, and when they feel that their civil liberties and human rights are fully guaranteed.
“The Police therefore can only be effective and efficient in the discharge of your mandate if you remain professional, accountable and responsive to the needs of the citizenry.
“It is our expectation as government and citizens that you would selflessly continue to undertake your constitutional mandate with professionalism for the good people of Ghana.”
He made this known at the 2019 edition of the annual West African Security Services Association (WASSA) celebration of the Ghana Police Service held on Friday, 7th February, 2020 in Accra.
WASSA is a special day set aside to make merry amongst senior and junior officers of the security services, and to soberly reflect and take stock of the past, make corrections and forge ahead for an improved service delivery in the future.
The WASSA was attended by a number of officials including the Minister for the Interior and MP for Nandom, Hon Ambrose Dery; Minister for Defence and MP for Bimbilla, Hon Dominic Nitiwul; the Chief of Defence Staff, Lt Gen O. B. Akwa; Retired Senior Officers; and a cross section of men and women of the Ghana Police Service.