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General News of Thursday, 30 August 2018


Government to present 105 vehicles to Police

The Ghana Police Service has confirmed it is yet to receive 105 vehicles from the government.

Following a promise made by President Akufo-Addo to retool the Ghana Police Service early this year, the then Information Minister, Mustapha Abdul-Hamid revealed that the money saved from renegotiating a contract for the purchase of some cars for use by the Presidency under the previous administration, was used to procure a hundred cars for the Police Service.

Mr Abdul-Hamid, explained that with the risk of a judgement debt hanging over its head, government renegotiated with Amalgamated Securities Limited, purchasing only 34 of the initially agreed 43 cars, saving about three hundred thousand dollars in the process.

He said that the remainder was used to purchase 100 Toyota Corollas for the Police Service.

The Police will also receive additional intelligence and crime tools in order to beef up the maintenance of security in the country.

This measure has become necessary as a recent report has suggested that crime has surged in 2018.

The presentation of the vehicles is expected to be done by government in September.