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Brace yourselves to counter terror threats – Dery to Immigration officers

The Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery, has urged officers of the Ghana Immigration Service to maintain a higher standard of professionalism and competence in the face of Ghana’s preparedness to counter any threat of terrorism in the country and the West African sub-region. He stated that government has recently equipped the Service with logistics and is going to do ...

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‘Stop dreaming of helicopters for Police’ – IMANI to Interior Minister

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President and founder of policy think tank, IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe has asked the Minister of Interior, Ambrose Dery not to harbour any plans of procuring helicopters for use by the Police Service. Following the upsurge in armed robbery cases in Ghana, Ambrose Dery said government is in the process of acquiring some helicopters to help the police deal with ...

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We’ll institute welfare system for slain police officers – Dery

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Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, has said government will soon institute welfare plans for families of police officers who die in the line of duty. This, according to the Minister, will ensure that police officers are not worse off than their counterparts in the military. Mr. Dery gave this assurance at the one-week observation of the passing of the police officer ...

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We haven’t lost control of Ghana’s security – Dery

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The Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, has indicated that the state has not lost control of the country’s security situation, following the recent killing of a police officer at the Kwabenya District Police Headquarters and other incidents. A gang of suspected armed robbers on Sunday dawn attacked the Kwabenya District Police Headquarters, which accommodates the Kwabenya Police Station, killing an officer ...

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Gov’t working to address 23, 000 police deficit – Ambrose Dery

The Minister of Interior, Ambrose Dery has said that the government is working towards addressing the inadequate number of police officers who maintain security across the country. According to the Minister, the country’s current police force consists of 23, 000 officers with a ratio of one to 848, which he added, was well below the United Nations’ minimum ratio of one police officer ...

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‘Killed’ robbery suspects were terrorizing residents – Dery

The Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, has told Parliament that the two suspected criminals who were recently shot in Police custody at Asawase in the Ashanti Region, were individuals who had been robbing and terrorizing residents of Kumasi. According to him, the suspects were shot when they attempted to escape custody, whilst the police conducted a search at one of their ...

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Parliament summons Dery over suspected robbers’ killing

The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joe Osei Owusu, has summoned the Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, to appear before the house within twelve days to explain the circumstances under which two men were shot, whilst in police custody at Sepe in Kumasi, on Thursday. The two suspects had reportedly been gunned down by police after they attempted to escape in ...

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Arrest vigilantes or be sanctioned – Dery warns police bosses

The Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, has stated that Police Commanders who fail to ensure arrests and prosecution in vigilante-related incidents will face sanctions. The government has been questioned about its commitment to ensuring security in the country, following a recent upsurge in the number of incidents involving political vigilantes across the country. Several groups of Ghanaian youth, believed to be ...

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Akufo-Addo gov’t not condoning vigilantism – Ambrose Dery

The Minister of Interior, Ambrose Dery, has discredited claims that the Akufo-Addo government only talks big on political vigilantism but does very little to quell it. According to him, the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) does not condone such actions. Citi News has reported on 18 separate violent attacks perpetrated by pro-NPP groups since the beginning of the NPP administration, the latest ...

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We prosecuted Delta Force 13 although they’re NPP – Dery

The Minister of Interior, Ambrose Dery, believes government has exhibited ample commitment towards the fight against political party vigilantism in the country, considering that they did not shield the 13 members of the pro-NPP vigilante group, Invincible Forces, but rather allowed them to go through the court process. The 13, who were prosecuted for assaulting the Ashanti Regional Security Coordinator in March 2017 ...

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