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The Accra Regional Police Command yesterday held a durbar and a special prayer session to ask God for His protection in 2015.

The service, which was marked with songs, dancing and Bible readings, was also attended by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan, and heads of the other security agencies.

Special prayers were said for the personnel of the police service and other security agencies. 

In a sermon titled “The dangers of offences”, an international evangelist, Dr Lawrence Tetteh, said “offences are plans of the enemy” and called on all to unite and move the nation forward.

He urged the public to throw their support behind “every government to ensure the success and development of the nation”.


The Minister of the Interior, Mr Mark Owen Woyongo, in a keynote address, commended the police for their dedication to duty even at the cost of their lives.

“Your work is very hazardous, and crime has become so sophisticated, where you engage criminals in cross fire, and where some personnel lose their lives,” he noted.

Mr Woyongo, however, urged the Police Administration to continue to weed out miscreants who discredited the good name of the service.

For effective policing, he called on the police to strengthen their information gathering mechanism and collaboration with the public to prevent crime and apprehend criminals.

Mr Woyongo also urged security agencies in the country to be more vigilant in the discharge of their duties to forestall any acts of terrorism.

He said with the recent terrorist attacks in the sub-region, there was the need for the security agencies to be on high alert to ensure that lives and properties were protected from such acts.

The Interior Minister said the forthcoming elections in some neighbouring countries also called for the security agencies to be vigilant.

That, in his view, was because in case of any violence, there could be a spillover into Ghana.

Mr Woyongo assured the security agencies of government continued support in providing them with logistics to achieve their goals.

Police not religiously weak 

In a welcome address, the Accra Regional Police Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DCOP), Mr Christian Tetteh Yohuno, said “it is sometimes public perception that police officers are religiously weak and distant from their maker”.

He said the police as peacemakers, who protect lives and property, had a moral and spiritual responsibility to keep a relationship with the supreme protector to continue to protect them in their operational activities.

Mr Yohuno called on the public to collaborate with the police to ensure the protection of life and property.

As part of the ceremony, a private financial company, Ideal Finance Holding, presented a power generating set to the Accra Regional Police Command, to ensure that power outages did not disrupt the work of the police.

Source: Daily Graphic

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