The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) wish all Ghanaians a blessed and prosperous 2020 and thank the Lord Almighty for a peaceful and crime-free Christmas and New Year celebrations.
The visible presence of the Police on our streets, communities, churches, markets places and other strategic locations within our major cities and towns during the period, especially at our Watch night services was enough deterrent to criminal groups contemplating any criminal activities. The high level of commitment and professionalism exhibited especially by the night Patrol Teams and the MTTD Personnel on the major highways must be highly commended.
While many Ghanaians are often quick to criticize the Police for the misbehaviour and unprofessional conduct of a few miscreants within the Service, the Council, just like many well-wishing Ghanaians on this occasion would wish to congratulate them for an operation well executed in spite of the numerous operational and motivational challenges still confronting the service and its personnel. We urge the Inspector General of Police to let this “Operation Father Christmas” become an everyday operational strategy to rid Ghana of criminal elements seeking to disturb the relative peace we currently enjoy as a country.
To this end, the Council calls on the government through the Ministry of Interior to fast-track its retooling agenda for the Police Service, especially its numerical strength to reassure Ghanaians of a well-equipped Police Service ready to confront the changing complexities of security management in a modern state and other security challenges that may emerge before, during and after the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections.
On behalf of all National Executive Council Members and Heads of Member Churches, I wish all Ghanaians a very blessed and prosperous new year.
Rev. Prof. Paul Frimpong-Manso