The president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has presented 100 new vehicles donated by China to the Ghana Police Service to boost the logistical and mobility base of the Service.
He hopes that the vehicles – which include pick-ups, SUVs, Riot Control and Crime Scene Vans, Troop Carriers, Ambulances and Buses – will help the police to be more effective in their operations.
At a ceremony to present the vehicles, the President said: “We know how important a well-resourced and efficient Police Service is for the maintenance of peace and order in our nation.”
He touted his government’s effort at resourcing the Service by increasing its vehicular logistic base from just 458 serviceable vehicles when he took office in 2017 to 1,134.
The President reminded the leadership of the Service about the need for regular maintenance, saying that while it is a culture “we don’t have in our country, from now on we should begin to develop a culture of maintenance of our assets.”
President Akufo-Addo also used the opportunity to reaffirm Ghana’s appreciation to China “for this relationship that has been built up and is being built up between the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Ghana.”