Police Service stops payment of stipends to officers on COVID-19 duty, replaces it with provision of food and water 

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Frontline Police Officers enforcing the President’s stay-at-home directive will be provided with food, water and transport instead of being given daily stipends.

This follows an assessment of the ongoing exercise which revealed that the officers, instead of staying at post, usually abandon their duties in search of food and water.

Director of Public Affairs at the Ghana Police Service, Sheila Abayie Buckman said the decision was taken by the IGP to ensure that the men on duty had their full concentration on the job during the enforcement of the lockdown directive.

“The IGP took the initial decision of giving the monies to the police officers involved in that operation in cash and so the money was paid to commanders to disburse the cash but from our monitoring, in the earlier days we found that police officers will leave their duty posts to go in search of food and water to buy when their counterparts soldiers, stayed at the duty points,” she said.

The president in his address to the nation on the update of coronavirus on Sunday, April 5, 2020, applauded all security personnel enforcing the lockdown directive.

“To the men and women of our security services, who have been enforcing the directives, by patrolling our streets day and night, conducting surveillance, snap checks and mounting roadblocks, we are deeply in your debt. It is these security measures that have created the basic framework within which our medical personnel are able to pursue contact tracing, testing, and treatment of persons with the virus, whose implementation offers us the most secure means to defeat the virus.”


Source: ABCNewsgh.com



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