The UN Secretary General’s Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel, H.E. Dr. Mohammed Ibn Chambas has congratulated the Ghana Police Service for the “extremely competent manner in which the Police conducted themselves during the 2016 general election”. He said that everything happened exactly as they had been briefed by the Police Administration before the polls.
He also expressed the UN’s appreciation to the Police for the fruitful co-operation the world body continues to enjoy from the Ghana Police, after having worked closely together for a long time.
Dr. Ibn Chambas extolled the virtues of Ghana, saying that “internationally Ghana continues to shine”. He also assured the Police of the continuous support of the UN, emphasizing that the UNDP Resident Coordinator would always be at the disposal of the Ghana Police for any assistance that it may need.
In turn, the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr. David Asante-Apeatu pledged the commitment of the Ghana Police Service to the cause of the United Nations; “anytime we are called upon to serve in the international arena, we will readily avail ourselves”.
The Acting IGP thanked the UN for appreciating the Police, and expressed the hope that in future, democracy would have been so ingrained in the system that there will be no need to commit that huge number of Police officers to election.
The Director-General/Technical, COP/Mr. Frank Adu-Poku and Director/International Relations, ACP/Mr. Michael Avadetsi capitalized on the opportunity to solicit for the assistance of the United Nations in the area of equipment and logistical support for the Formed Police Unit (FPU) of the Service in their operations in international missions.
The UN Secretary General’s Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel, H.E. Dr. Ibn Chambas assured the IGP that, he would take up the request of the Police seriously for consideration.
In attendance were members of the Police Management Board.