Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, has commended highly the security services—Ghana Police Service, Immigration, Fire and Prison Service—for their untiring efforts in the maintenance of peace and security in the Eastern Region, despite the overwhelming challenges that confront them.
Mr Dery, who was on a working visit in the region to acquaint himself with the grievances of the security services in Koforidua yesterday, said “peace and security are very essential for socio-economic development.
“…For flagship projects such as One-District One-Factory, One-District One-Dam, Free SHS and Planting for Food and Jobs etc., to be successful we will rely to a very large extent on peace and security in the country,” he stressed.
He said government had noted with concern the deplorable conditions under which the security services have to live and work.
Thus the issue of lack of adequate residential and office accommodations across the services in the country were well noted as well as the issue of logistics, he added.
Continuing, Mr Dery said it was in this respect that the government has released Ghc800 million to help the Police Service in the procurement of over 200 pick-ups to augment their fleet of vehicles.
Touching on the recent clash between the police and the military, Hon Dery gave the assurance of his ministry’s resolve to ensure that there is a peaceful coexistence between the various security agencies.
He, therefore, urged the security services to exhibit professionalism in the discharge of their duties.
By Today Correspondent