The Minister for the Interior, Hon. Henry Quartey during a working visit to the Ghana Police Service Headquarters, assured Ghanaians that improving national security and law enforcement is a top priority of the Government.

According to him, this is demonstrated through several improvements in the Service, including increased staff numbers from 33,213 to 46,116, housing projects, and adequate resources to enable them to combat crime in society.

The Minister, whose visit was to exchange ideas on improving the Service, particularly in preparations for the 2024 General Elections also assured that the security services and all relevant stakeholders will ensure free and fair elections in December.

He cautioned the general public, particularly social media commentators, to refrain from spreading false information and making negative comments that could disrupt the peaceful conduct of the election. He requested the Inspector General of Police to act against those who engage in such activities, as he has the support of the law.

The Hon. Minister praised the Police Service for their exceptional work in maintaining national security and peace.

He assured them of Government’s commitment to provide the necessary resources to improve their capacity and ensure an uninterrupted electoral process.

The Inspector General of Police, Dr George Akuffo Dampare, commended Government for resourcing the Service to discharge its work effectively.

He assured of the Ghana Police Service’s continuous collaboration with other security services to ensure peace and stability before, during and after the elections.