By Tilda Elinam Acorlor
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), George Akuffo Dampare, has implored Ghanaians not to judge policing in the country by the past, but rather see the institution as a resurrected one.
He said there is a paradigm shift in Policing in Ghana, because the Police is charting a new path to be the most respected institution and a reference point for Policing in Africa and beyond.
“We know that every Ghanaian, young and old, male or female, has their own experiences about us [Police] as an Institution. We know that not all stones are pleasant, so we want to assure you that we have changed to a new path and that path we want to be the most respected institution in the country and a reference point for Africa and beyond”, the IGP said.
The IGP said plans are far advanced in coordinating activities in Youth Security for Policing Support.
“Feel free to contact us at any point in time, I’m going to work with my colleagues to establish a Liaison Officer to coordinate activities, so that you may have a reference individual to speak on issues of security and policing”, he said.
“This will be in addition to the existing structure for Policing support at a comfortable level to engage at all times for advice and interactions that will help your business to grow,” according to the IGP.
He also encouraged the youth to learn relevant lessons from failures.
“I want to encourage young people here today to see failure as an achievement and be proud of it, it is not a palatable thing to hear but if you don’t see those failures and learn relevant lessons from it, you will not become tougher and see the things you need to run away from and those you need to embrace. Failure managed, will strengthen you”, he said.
The IGP spoke at a Breakfast Meeting to engage Youth in the Volta region on entrepreneurship and innovative ideas that would make them successful entrepreneurs.
The Business Breakfast was part of activities of the Volta Trade and Investment Fair themed “Promoting Sustainable Trade and Investment”.