The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr George Akuffo Dampare, has indicated that the Service is charting a new course in order to become Ghana’s most respected institution.
He added that the path was also intended to make the Service a point of reference for the rest of Africa.
Dr Dampare said the Service had the will to design the route while addressing at a Young Entrepreneurs Breakfast Meeting in Ho as part of his tour of the Volta Region.
“We know we can accomplish it because we have the determination, and where there is determination, there is a way.”
The inaugural meeting is part of the Fifth Volta Trade and Investment Fair, which is now taking place in Ho.
Dr. Dampare stated that the Police Service had closed the chapter on the past, referring to it as a book that had been removed from the shelf and replaced with one that would lead to a destination that citizens would be proud of.
He stated that he was aware that practically every Ghanaian had had a personal or institutional encounter with the Police Service.
Dr. Dampare credited the new paradigm of the Ghana Police Service to the support he received from all of his colleagues around the country, and he thanked them for it.
He expressed his eagerness for the day when the institution’s name (Ghana Police Service) will take precedence over his own.
Dr. Dampare stated that reforming and transforming an institution required strong leadership, dedication, and hard work.
He told the entrepreneurs that the extent of their accomplishments will be determined by how many times they failed, and he encouraged them to keep trying.
Dr. Dampare promised the public that the police would be there for them, saying, “You are our lords, and we are your servants.”
He urged company owners to contact the police when they needed their assistance, saying that it would help them grow their firms.
Volta Regional Minister Dr Archibald Yao Letsa urged entrepreneurs to be willing to take chances in order to “make it.”
He stated that the future was in the hands of the youth.
Mr Dela Gadzanku, the Association of Ghana Industries’ (AGI) Volta, Eastern, and Oti Regional Chairman, said the meeting was aimed at bringing together young entrepreneurs from within and outside the Volta Region to hold discussions while stakeholders work with the Volta Regional Coordinating Council on an industrialization mission.
He stated that they hoped to attract investment to the region, and that he was aware that the “mission” was centered on the youth.
Mr Gadzanku stated that the gathering would become a yearly event in order to keep young entrepreneurs engaged.
Mr Flolu Etornam James, Dean of Volta Municipal and District Chief Executives, cautioned the participants not to rush into becoming successful overnight, but to take their time.
He advised everyone to make the most of the meeting’s opportunities to learn and grow.
The Fair, which began on Monday, November 15 and will end on Sunday, November 28, 2021, is themed “Promoting Sustainable Trade and Investment” and focuses on agribusiness, tourism, and ICT.