Security expert Dr Kwesi Aning has chided the Ghana Police Service for openly “bragging” about having a number of body armours and other logistics.
The Director of Academic Affairs and Research at the Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Centre (KAIPTC) said such a piece of information ought not to be publicised.
“They think that [information about logistics] will serve as a deterrent but unfortunately, it does not. If you’ve got body armours it means that now they will go for the head.
Dr Aning says issues regarding logistics and administrative running of the Service are part of the essential conversations the country must have to have a better service.
Five police officers have been killed in the line of duty within the last 30 days. Many security experts have attributed it to the lack of logistics for police personnel who ensure law and order in the country.
The latest is the gory killing of two policemen by some armed robbers on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery has directed the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) to immediately arm officers who are on traffic duty.
He said James Oppong Boanuh should provide the officers with bullet-proof vests and helmets to enable them “exercise their right to self-defence effectively when they meet such callous and barbaric persons”.