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Ghanaians are praising the police administration for the option of replacing fallen officers who die on the line of duty with qualified relatives.

The Inspector General of Police(IGP) has revealed that Police officers who die in the line of duty will now be replaced qualified relatives  who will be recruited into the service to compensate for the loss.

The initiative the IGP indicated was  part of a broad range of measures  that the service is putting together  to encourage officers to give off their best.

“When a police officer dies on duty, we have put new measures in place to ensure that a relative of the deceased officer who is qualified is recruited into the service as part of efforts to urge our officers to do their best in protecting the public.”

The IGP  whose team has come under scrutiny lately for taking the front seat in surveys in relation to corruption revealed this during a public lecture at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) on Thursday.

The police service boss spoke on the them “The changing face of policing in Ghana: expectations and the role of the university community.”

He added that his vision for the service  is to make it the most efficient institution in the country despite the challenges they are confronted with.

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“We want a police service of the people, by the people and for the people. We want to make the service the best institution in the country and a reference point in the world”.

The IGP admonished Ghanaians to criticize the police constructively and avoid the destructive criticism since it has the ability of destroying the morale of the officers.

“Criticise us but please do so constructively so that the men and women of the service are not demoralised”.

Ghanaians have welcome the initiative of the police service with open arms.

A security analyst, Dr Adam  Bonaa  who spoke to TV3 news noted that Ghana has been witnessing situations where families of police officers are thrown out of their bungalows unprepared immediately their beloved officer dies.

One do not have to pray for his/her relative to die, but when the unexpected happen, getting a family member to take over the fallen officer’s uniform, so to speak is a welcoming one.


By Robert

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