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423 PRISON RECRUIT OFFICERS PASS OUT

Four hundred and twenty-three (423) recruits comprising of 269 males and 154 females have passed out from the Ghana Prison Service at the Prisons Officers Training School in Accra on Friday, July 26, 2019. The recruits officers had undergone 9 months training including initial 6 weeks of rigorous paramilitary training, practical attachments at prison facilities across the country in addition to academic courses such as Penal Statistics, Reception Duties, Prison Duties, Interpersonal Skills, Penal Law and First Aid. They also received field instruction in Drill, Taekwondo, Judo and skills training in handling arms. In his speech, the Minister for...

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PRISONS COMMANDERS CONFAB OPENS IN ACCRA

The Hon. Deputy Minister for the Interior, Mr. Henry Quartey on Thursday opened the Ghana Prisons Service 2019 Regional and Station Commanders conference in Accra. The conference themed, “Making Prison Enterprises Thrive: the Role of Commanders” had commanders from all the regional and district stations in the country converging in Accra to take stock of their operations and to find ways of bridging funding gaps in order to attain the transformational goals set out in the ten (10) year strategic plan of the Service. He noted that, despite the fact that the past few years have seen a significant...

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276 POLICE RECRUITS PASS OUT

Two Hundred and Seventy-six (276) Police recruits have passed out successfully after 28 weeks of training at the National Police Training School. These recruits are among 966 recruits who were admitted into all the five (5) Police Training Schools on 31st December, 2018 making them the first batch from amongst 4,000 people recruited by government to augment the manpower needs of the Ghana Police Service. The Reviewing Officer at the passing out parade, Hon. Henry Quartey, Deputy Minister for the Interior in his speech disclosed that government was determined to progressively recruit additional personnel to meet the UN Police/Population...

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FIRE ACADEMY TRAINING SCHOOL PASSES OUT 511 RECRUITS

The Fire Academy and Training School on Friday, June 21, 2019  passed out 511 fire men and women to support the execution of Service’s mission of providing efficient and valued fire and rescue services to the citizenry. The recruits comprised of Senior High, Vocational/Technical and City and Guilds School leavers who had successfully completed the ‘Recruit Course 49’ by being trained and exposed to the rudiments of the fire fighting profession. Among the subjects studied were Fire Science, Fire Safety, Building Construction, Fire Service Management, Written Communication, Fire Drills, Road Traffic Extrication, Hydraulics, Chemistry of Combustion, Bush Fires, Electricity,...

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WORLD REFUGEE DAY COMMEMORATED

The Hon. Deputy Minister for the Interior, Mr. Henry Quartey, today joined the people of Ampain in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region to commemorate World Refugee Day. The theme for the celebration, “Taking a step with Refugees” . A time to take stock of the actions for the provision of protection, assistance and core throughout their stay outside their countries of origin and how to facilitate the end of their predicament. In his keynote address, Hon. Deputy Minister for the Interior, Mr Henry Quartey, emphasized on the fact that countries within the sub-Region must work together to...

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VICE PRESIDENT BAWUMIA PRESENTS 109 VEHICLES TO THE POLICE

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, on Thursday handed-over 109 vehicles to the Ghana Police Service to ramp up their logistical and operational needs and to ensure efficient policing. They comprised 16 buses, five towing vehicles, four water tankers, 50 pick-ups, five ambulances, 10 Toyota Landcruisers V8 and 19 Toyota Landcruiser Troopers. At a brief handing-over ceremony at the Police Headquarters in Accra, Vice President Bawumia said for any democratic nation to survive and thrive, it was prudent to equip the Police Service with the requisite logistics and equipment to maintain law and order. He said since 2017, the...

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