The Minister for the Interior, Mr. Ambrose Dery, has applauded the security agencies for the peace and security being enjoyed within the country and particularly in the Volta Region.
He indicated that but for their efforts, it could have been a different issue and has thus appealed to them not to be complacent but strive to do more.
Mr. Dery made this pronouncement during a -two tour of Agencies under the Ministry of the Interior in the Volta Region.
He explained, the visit was to acquaint himself and assess the challenges facing the various agencies under his jurisdiction in order to know the way forward and ensure their successful operation.
He noted, this was in consonance with His Excellency, President Akufo – Addo’s governance style of touching base with citizens to better appreciate their operations and challenge as well.
Addressing officers and men of the Security Agencies at separate durbars, Mr. Dery disclosed that President Akufo-Addo wants the country to be safe and as a result is committed to mobilizing resources to the various security agencies. He commended various stakeholders who in diverse ways are working with the ministry to achieve and ensure that, the President’s flagship policies become a reality
To this end, the Minister cited the provision of vehicles, payment of compensations and other allowances due officers, clearing of backlog of outstanding promotions and unprecedented levels of recruitment into the Services to underpin the President’s commitment to security.
He admonished personnel to eschew acts that would bring the name of the Services in disrepute and rather exhibit professionalism in the discharge of their duties.
Institutions visited during the tour included the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC), the Regional Police Headquarters, Ho Central Prisons, Ghana National Fire Service, Ghana Immigration Service Regional Office, Aflao and Akanu Borders and the National Disaster Management Organisation NADMO.
The Minister was on the tour with his deputy, Hon. Henry Quartey, Some Directors from the Ministry and the Regional Commanders of the various security agencies.