The Japanese government has donated 23 vehicles to the Ghana Police Service to support the institution in its work to protect lives and property.
The vehicles include four station wagons and 19 double-cab pickup trucks with digital communication systems.
The donation of the vehicles, worth about $1,869,000, was part of Japan’s goal to promote human security, a project under a program to help Japan’s economic and social development. country.
The Japanese Ambassador to Ghana, Mochizuki Hisanobu, handed over the keys to the vehicles to the Minister of Interior, Ambrose Dery, who in turn handed them over to the Inspector General of Police, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, at the police station. Headquarters in Accra yesterday[August 1, 2022].
Mr Mochizuki said that while the Japanese government recognized the key role played by the police in ensuring peace and security in the country, there was a need to form strong partnerships to build the capacity of the service and provide it with adequate resources to keep up the good work. .
He described human security issues, which he said are the guiding principle of Japan’s development cooperation, as important for Ghana’s growth.
“Human security, which Japan champions on the world stage, is a concept that focuses on people, especially vulnerable people, whom we must protect and empower. We believe that without peace and security, people’s livelihoods will be compromised and they will not be able to live happily with dignity as they should,” he added.
Mr. Mochizuki commended the IGP and its team for their hard work and pledged that his country was ready to deepen its collaboration with Ghana to maintain the latter’s enviable distinction as a peaceful country.
He pleaded with the police to ensure that the vehicles are not only maintained but also used for their intended purpose.
Mr. Dery expressed his gratitude to the Japanese government for the donation and said the vehicles would facilitate the movement of the police to enable them to carry out their duties effectively.
He also assured that the vehicles would be used wisely to help reduce crime in the country, among other goals.
The Minister also expressed his gratitude to the IGP for helping to improve the capacity of the police, while urging the public to support the police to continue to fulfill their mandate to protect and keep everyone safe.