President of the Police Ladies’ Association, POLAS, Chief Superintendent Susana Adjei has indicated that the surge of soceital deviant in Ghana cannot be attribute to their failure.
She explained that the situation rather has to do with the kind of cultural diffusion coupled with soceital growth and not the law enforcement agencies’ inefficiency in the discharge of their duties.
According to her, every society of which Ghana is no exception comprises of at least, five percent of deviant, and that cannot be blamed on institutional lapses.
She made the assertion at Aburi when the Tema Regional POLAS embarked on a health walk to mark its week celebration. The walk which commenced at Ayimensah in the Ga East Municipality and ended at Aburi in the Akuapem South Municipality sought to create public awareness that police ladies are fit and up to the task, and to also whip up the public trust in the service as the country heads for the presidential and parliamentary elections later this year.
Chief Superintendent Adjei who doubles as the National Welfare Officer of POLAS hinted that the police administration periodically organises a number of workshops and training programmes for personnel on the hindsight of civilians, urging POLAS members to work assiduously to mentor other security agencies to depict the hard work the first ten female policewomen did.
A member of the anniversary planning committee, Gloria Karikari on her part was unhappy about the deviant behaviour some female police personnel exhibit on social media platforms lately thereby dragging the name of the service into disrepute, an act she attributes the upbringing of the few individual members since they all come from different homes and backgrounds.
Miss Karikari was however quick to add that such few people do not reflect the true picture of the generality of female police personnel, adding that the trend is changing due to the strict steps being taken by the police administration.
The week long celebration would be climaxed with a diner section to fraternise as women police personnel in the region.
By: Edward Tetteh