IGP suspends Police leave ahead of Christmas

IGP suspends Police leave ahead of Christmas

- in Latest in Ghana, News

Mr David Asante-Apeatu, who is the Inspector General of Police (IGP), has suspended the leave of all police personnel.

He further directed all personnel currently on leave to report for duty by November 15, 2018.

The measures are part of efforts by the Police Administration to beef up security before, during and after the Christmas and New Year celebrations.

The Central Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Mr Paul Awini, made this known at the Centre of Awareness (COA) stakeholders’ public lecture on peace in Cape Coast yesterday.

The Centre of Awareness is a non-governmental organisation and medicine manufacturing firm in Ghana.

The meeting, which was attended by personnel from the security services, traditional rulers, religious leaders and the media, was to sensitise stakeholders ahead of a global peace conference in Accra in December this year.

Mr Awini said “as part of measures to ensure an incident-free Christmas and New Year, we received a directive from the IGP to suspend the leaves of all our personnel across the country”.

Besides, he said, all regional commanders had been asked to formulate strategies that would ensure that security was always ahead of the criminals.

“I can assure you that all Ghanaians will celebrate the Christmas and New Year with less or no criminal activities in the country,” he said.

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