The Inspector General of the Ghana Police Service, (IGP), David Asante Apeatu, has appealed to the public to support the course of the police service strategic development plan to achieve its transformational agenda to international best standard.
He said the agenda for the transformation is capital intensive in an era where government alone cannot adequately equip and maintain the service in line with dictate of the 1992 constitution.
He made the appeal when addressing a sod cutting ceremony for the construction of a police station and bungalows for the police officers at Akropong, in the Eastern region.
The project is being executed by the church of Pentecost as part of their corporate social responsibility to enable the police to step up effective security in the country.
Mr. Apeatu bemoaned the way the police officers are being subjected to severe beatings by the public in recent time adding that the police is mandated to protect the public.
The General Secretary of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Kumi Larbi, said as part of the church’s vision 2023, has initiated a security-based development project dubbed Police Station and Post Project (PSPP).
The initiative, he said, seeks to put up police stations and post in some selected deprived and insecure areas. He recounted on some of the projects they executed so far under the initiative.