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You would be respected if you stop taking bribes – IGP tells Police

The Inspector General of Police in Ghana has recently advised the Police officers to desist from taking bribes. Through that, they would earn the respect and trust they deserve.

Mr. George Akuffo Dampare, the inspector general of police in Ghana, has advised the officers to be polite in their work. The IGP has paid several visits to various checkpoint to motivate police officers since he took on his new position.

The motive of Dampare’s journey to various police checkpoint is that he really wants the officers to stop taking bribes from people since it wouldn’t change their lives.

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The IGP also urged all police officers to try their possible best to resist accepting incentives in an unlawful manner since it can tarnish their image. If they desist from such actions, it would put individuals who think the police cannot resist taking bribes into shame, He added.

The police should inform the public that such incentives do not improve people’s lives. Only God’s grace, not bribery from people, has the power to transform their lives.

“The only way for the police to create confidence and respect for themselves is to stop receiving illegal incentives from people,” he said. He also told police officers to be kind and courteous at checkpoints.

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