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The Mfantseman Municipal Assembly is considering forming a Police Public Confidence Committee (PPCC) which will receive complaints of alleged misconducts by police officers from the public for onward necessary action.
This was made by the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Municipality, Hon Kenneth Kelly Essuman, when he was delivering the assembly’s Executive Committee’s (ExeCo) report at the first Ordinary meeting of the third session of the seventh Assembly on Thursday.
According to the MCE, the committee when formed would increased public confidence level in the police service in the municipality and also help the service personnel to strategize and conduct themselves in their lines of duty.
“In order for the general public to build trust and confidence in the police as a result of the alleged professional misconduct on the part of some Police Service Personnel, the Executive Committee has accepted a recommendation from the Justice and Security Subcommittee that a police Public Confidence Committee should be formed to serve as a liaison between the police and the general public that is unwilling to volunteer information to the Ghana Police Service in the municipality,” hon K.K. Essuman stated.
He further noted that the composition of the proposed PPCC, if approved by the local legislators, would be drawn from the various recognized associations or organizations, traditional authorities and opinion leaders in the municipality and one hon Nana Osreko Yamoah Ponkoh I, a retired police officer, would be invited to brief management of the assembly and also work out the modalities for the formation of the committee.
On education, Hon Essuman revealed that the executive committee had accepted suggestion from the education subcommittee to support the Municipal Education Directorate to organise 2018 Best Teachers Award Scheme in the Municipality.
This according to him, was to motivate the teachers in the municipality to work harder.
He explained that an acceptable and well informed criteria would be formulated by the Ghana Education Service (GES) which would be used as a guide for the selection of nominees and winners for the various categories under the scheme to ensure credible and transparent exercise, saying, kindergarten, primary, Junior High School (JHS) ,Senior High School(SHS and Vocational & Technical institutions had been proposed as categories for the award.
He further mentioned that “items to be presented to the winners include table top fridges, TV sets, Lap tops and phones to motivate them to work harder.”
Source: Kojo Ata Kakrah Abrowah || ObrumankomaFM, ghananewsonline.com.gh