Over 15,000 security personnel deployed to ‘deal with criminals’ – IGP

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) James Oppong-Boanuh, says the service has deployed over 15, 000 uniform and non-uniform personnel across the country to clamp down on criminal activities and maintain law and order during the Christmas holidays.

He said it had also put in place a number of operational strategies to increase Police visibility, protect lives and property, and ensure effective traffic management as part of efforts to guarantee the safety and security of citizens, especially during the period.

The Police Chief said this when he delivered a keynote address at a ceremony organised by the Graphic Communications Group Limited to climax its Safety and Security Campaign in Accra on Thursday.

Mr Oppong-Boanuh urged the public to complement the efforts of the security agencies by furnishing them with information on any suspected criminal activities to enable them to act swiftly and ensure the safety and well-being of all.

He advised individuals to take the necessary personal precautions during the festive season to avoid falling prey to criminals.

Director-General of the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) May Obiri-Yeboah, in a speech read on her behalf by Pearl Adusu Gyasi, said despite efforts by various stakeholders to reduce road accidents in the country, it continued to be a leading cause of death among Ghanaians.

She noted that although the country recorded a reduction in the death rate from January to October this year, injuries caused by road accidents, particularly from pedestrian knockdowns continued to surge.

The Authority had commenced a campaign on the theme “Stop Road Accidents now before it Stops You” in partnership with some media organisations geared towards reducing road carnages during the festivities.


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