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 Government of Ghana Plans to Install CCTVs at all Police Posts

The government of Ghana is planning to install Closed-Circuit Television (CCTVs) in all police stations in 216 districts.

This initiative was announced by Ghana’s Vice President Mahamadu Bawumia. This is in an effort to promote security at the police stations across the country. In the past, criminal groups have been attacking police posts more especially in Kwabenya District Police Headquarters.

The officers on duty died as a result of these kind of attacks and prisoners on remand were freed. In Ghana, police posts are not safe as a result of these criminal attacks.

The CCTV will equip the police to better deal with crime.

Negotiations have just been completed for the rollout of Phase 2 of the Alpha Project which will involve the deployment of 8,700 CCTV cameras in all 216 districts with three command centres in Accra, Kumasi and Tamale. In line with our plans to equip the Police better, at least 1,000 new vehicles will be procured for the service this year. Already two hundred pick-up vehicles have been allocated with two hundred salon vehicles to be delivered in six weeks time with more to come,-

-Said the Vice President Mahamadu Bawumia  when he was delivering his speech on behalf of Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo at pass-out parade for new Police Cadets.

The video below provides the details on “glowing attacks on officers.”

Some of the residents near Kwabenya Police Station that was raided alleged that the attack may have been planned and executed by foreigners such as Nigerians.

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