Minister of Interior, Hon. Ambrose Dery has shockingly revealed that the Ghana Police Service has 5000 bullet proof vests for its over 40,000 officers.
He made this known in an interview on Media General’s TV3.
According to him, Ghana Police Service lacks resources although government is doing its bid to ensure they are provided the necessary tools.
According to the Minister of Interior, the limited bulletproof vests for the service means the GPS is unable to resource officers who are assigned to banks and other institutions.
“We have taken steps to protect our policemen and women when they go on such operations. We provided a number of bulletproof vests and helmets.
“5000 is not adequate, we are dealing with over 40,000 police officers and for those who have interest such as banks and financial institutions, we do not think that the limited resources that we have for the protection of the general public should be allocated to that special needs,” Ambrose Dery shared.