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commends ECOWAS Community Development Programme

Accra, Jan. 15, GNA – Mr John Kudalor, the Inspector General of Police, has commended the ECOWAS Community Development Programme (CDP) for their objective of transforming the West African sub-region into a place where citizens move and trade freely.

He said the Ghana Police Service will not renege on their role to ensure that there is peace in Ghana and the sub-region as a whole.

« We need an atmosphere of peace to encourage and enable people within the West African sub-region to move and live freely, » he said when the CDP Ghana media network called on him to introduce the group and collaborate with the Police Service to ensure free movement of goods and people in the sub region.

The CDP Ghana Media network is made up of a selected media personnel working with other media personnel within the sub-region to ensure that the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) translate into a reality where citizens can move freely and engage in business.

The CDP is part of an objective of ECOWAS to make the ECOWAS not just a reality for heads of states or politicians but for the citizenry in line with the ECOWAS vision 2020 project.

The IGP noted that the Police cannot do without the media but urged the media not to rush to publish stories but to confirm and consult when in doubt before publication, saying « we always want the public to know the facts of the issues.

Mr Ransford Moses Ninson, Deputy Commissioner of Police, urged the media network to strengthen ties with their counterparts in the sub-region, saying, « there will be no achievement if Ghana opens her borders while our neighbouring countries continue to close their borders to citizens within the sub region.

Mr Francis Asamoah Tuffuor, Chairman of the ECOWAS CDP media network, who led the delegation to the IGP, pledged the media’s commitment to creating awareness and promoting peace and unity within the sub-region.