Chief of Kpone Mlitsakpo, Nii Tetteh Oglie II, has called on the Ghana Police Service to decentralize recruitment into the Service across the 16 regions.

He said by so doing, the screening of applicants would be carried out by the District, Divisional and Regional Police commands.

“This will help retrieve all digitalized information of applicants and minimize the recruitment of criminals into the Service,” he said.

Nii Oglie was speaking to the Ghana News Agency in an interview at Kpone, near Tema.

He said, apart from the general training that recruits receive, there must be a separate Police ideological institute responsible for imparting national and policing ideologies to new recruits.

“That will help minimize, if not curtail unprofessional conduct by some Police officers and affirm the motto of the Service- Service with Integrity,” Nii Oglie said.

He said depoliticization of recruitment into the Service is key, adding that there must be a conscious national mechanism through state institutions to do so.

“The Ghana Police Service and other security agencies must not be seen as a reservoir for party foot soldiers,” he advised.

“All efforts must be aimed to ensure that recruitment and training divisions comply with the laws and guidelines stipulated in the recruitment and training policy framework,” Nii added.

He congratulated the Senior National football team, the Black Stars and the female U-20 team, and the Black Princesses for their qualification to their respective World Cup Championships in 2022.

The Stars gained a 1-1 draw verdict to snatch a FIFA World Cup ticket on Tuesday, in Abuja, having been held to a goalless in the first leg encounter at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.

The Black Princesses also gained a mammoth edge to qualify for the FIFA World U-20 World Cup.

These successes, Nii Oglie said, are a good sign for Ghana as far as sports promotion and development is concerned and expressed the hope that they will raise the flag of Ghana high to make the nation proud in their respective competitions.

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