The first gentleman of the land, President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo has disclosed that it’s government is putting things in place in order to add up three thousand five hundred (3,500) more CCTV installations in the country for surveillance before the close of the year.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony of the 50th Cadet Officers’ Course, at the Police Training Academy, at Tesano, Accra, he revealed that eight hundred (800) CCTV were installed in 2017 while six thousand, five hundred (6,500) were installed before the end of his first tenure in 2020.
“At the beginning of my mandate, in 2017, there were eight hundred (800) CCTV installations in the country for surveillance. At the end of my first term, the figure had gone up to six thousand, five hundred (6,500), and, by the end of the year, another three thousand, five hundred (3,500) would have been added, making a total of almost eleven thousand (11,000) in the country.”
Apart from the existing Formed Police Unit (FPU) in Accra, President Akufo-Addo further added that an additional twenty-two (22) light armoured vehicles have been procured for use by the FPUs to be established in November in the Northern, Upper East and Ashanti Regions.
“Two hundred (200) motorbikes have also been distributed to members of the Community Policing initiative to boost the presence of the police in our communities. Modern communication equipment and four thousand, five hundred (4,500) fragmentation jackets have been procured and delivered to the Service to protect officers, and help ensure effective policing,” President Akufo-Addo said.