The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has procured 200 motorbikes for the Ghana Police Service to enhance operations. This forms the first batch of 1,000 bikes to be delivered.
The donation which took place at the National Police headquarters was attended by Members of the Police Management Board and some staff of the ECG.
According to the Board Chairman of ECG, Keli Gadzekpo, the remaining 800 motorbikes are set to be delivered in batches next year, to ensure significant enhancement in the operational capacity of the Ghana Police Service.
In a brief remark at the handing over ceremony, ECG Board Chair, Keli Gadzekpo, said the support is in appreciation of the protection of its staff and the hard work of police officers generally across the country.
“Our workers suffer quite frequent attacks on their persons as they conduct their duties, going from house to house and so forth,” he said.
He appealed to other corporate institutions to support the Service to facilitate their visibility operations, especially ahead of Christmas and the 2024 electioneering campaign period.
Inspector-General of Police, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, expressed gratitude to the Management of ECG for the donation.
The support from the ECG, he noted was complementary to that of the government.
The IGP thanked the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in particular for being very supportive in enhancing Police operations.
“In the past, we have been working separately without much collaboration and partnership and it is our hope that this journey that we have begun will take us to a level that we will continue to work together to make Ghana more peaceful, orderly and secure,” he said.
Present were some members of the Police Management Board, Managing Director (MD) of the ECG, Samuel Dubik Masubir Mahama and staff.
In March this year, Ghana Police Service took delivery of three helicopters to enhance their work.
The choppers procured by government, include two gazelle light attack helicopters and one Airbus 350 helicopter.
In addition, the police took delivery of three mini ship to help the marine police in crime prevention in terms of sea patrols.
The presentation includes 100 pick-up vehicles, 600 motorbikes, and six Armoured Personnel Carrier (APCs) vehicles