Police Administration of the Ghana police service has instituted a new special promotion mechanism for policemen who serve in the northern Ghana.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr James Oppong-Boanuh who made this known said police men and women who passed out of the training school and are posted to the northern parts of Ghana will be promoted three years before their next promotion as compared to their counterparts posted to areas such as Accra and Tema.
That, he said was part of the motivation policies that has been instituted by the Police Administration.
The IGP said this when he inaugurated a 250 capacity conference room and a police band for the Northern Regional Police Command in Tamale last Friday, August 7, 2020.
The conference hall project was started in 2016 by the then Northern Regional Police Commander, Mr Isaac Ken Yeboah, now the Director General of the Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) through personal financial contributions from senior police officers in the region.
Mr Oppong-Boanuh said “this is not common phenomenon for police officers to dip their hands into their pockets and construct something for the institution. So I believe that the regional commanders who initiated and the one who completed deserved commendation”.
He expressed gratitude to all and sundry who also contributed in diverse ways for the construction of the conference hall.
Touching on the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections, the IGP urged all police officers to be very circumspect, highly professional and impartial in the discharge of their duties.
He further urged officers and men of the service to follow laid down procedures to police the ballot and protect life and property.
“You must act on every complaint that you receive and you must do so speedily to clear the doubt of all critics”, he said.
Mr Oppong-Boanuh also used the occasion to sound a note of caution to the youth, not to allow themselves to be used by anybody to destabilize the state.
“Do not allow yourself to be convinced or to be persuaded by anybody to go into violence because if you do the long arm of the law will catch with you. Let me say that let no one attempt to take the law into their own hands because if you do the police will arrest you and deal with you”, he added.
The Gukpe-Naa, Alhassan Abdulai, Paramount Chief of Gulkpegu Traditional Area (Tamale) pledged the support of the chiefs in ensuring peace in the region.