IGP Kudalor rejects claims of the police being biased, saying that one of the police’s major challenge is constantly being perceived as being biased in carrying out their assignments.
The Police who seem to have had enough of the negative perceptions by the public towards them, have declared their stand on political issues through the Inspector General of Police, (IGP) John Kudalor. The IGP has trashed claims that the police always work in favour of the incumbent government. IGP Kudalor has bluntly rejected claims of the police being biased, saying that one of the police’s major challenge is constantly being perceived as being biased in carrying out their assignments.
According to IGP John Kudalor, the Police “are there to provide security for everybody and not at any price”. The IGP revealed this at the Deepening Democratic Governance programme which is a 4 million pound UK funded programme that will provide support to Ghana’s state institutions. At the event, the IGP also talked on the police’s readiness for the elections. He said he is currently touring the various Police commands nationwide to inspect the facilities and personnel available, to ascertain if there are any loopholes.
The IGP said that the aim of inspecting the Police commands is to ensure that they have the right equipment for crowd control and other election logistics.
The 4 million pound Deepening Democratic Governance programme comes in view of the upcoming elections. It is to provide assistance for various state institutions such as the Electoral Commission (EC), the Police Service, the Judiciary and Civil Society groups.
Over the years, the police have always been perceived to be working for the government of the day, which has in one way or the other contributed to people losing trust and confidence in them.