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Police officers who accept postings to deprived areas to enjoy early promotion

The Interior Minister has revealed that police personnel who accepts postings to rural and deprived areas would have their promotions a year before their counterparts in the cities.

Ambrose Dery said, at the last Police Council meeting, President Nana Akufo-Addo directed that police personnel from the rank of constable to chief inspector would be promoted during their third-year stay in the so-called deprived communities.

The move according to him, is an innovation from the President to get more personnel into deprived communities in the country. Ambrose Dery made the statement at the Meet-The-Press series held at Nandom on Monday.

He said the president has been innovative to have taken such a decision to motivate the police to come to these so-called deprived areas.

President Akufo-Addo during this year’s WASSA assured the Ghana Police Service that the era where an officer stays without being promoted for more than the mandatory four years is over.

According to him, government is determined to work with the police to guarantee the security of its citizens in accordance with the rule of law.


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