The New Patriotic Party led by the then Flagbearer Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo made numerous promises in the 2016 manifesto to be implemented when voted into power.
Most Security personnel are engaging in the special voting today ahead of the 2020 general elections.
In the 2019 Imanifesto report, it scored the Nana Addo government 60% on security
According to the report, “On Security, this administration has shown its continued commitment to the National Barracks Regeneration Programme and the insurance of safety on roads and highways through the sustained deployment of additional police personnel. Ghana has been renounced for being one of the safest nations on the sub-continent, and under the Akufo-Addo led government this remains the truth. Currently, Ghana is the 4th safest nation in Africa.”
IMANI Ghana scored the NPP government 72% on Security in the 2020 Imanifesto report
In 2018, President Akufo-Addo presented 200 Vehicles to the Ghana Police Service
President Akufo-Addo while addressing the graduates of the 49th Cadet Officers in the September 2019 Course of the Ghana Police Service stated that. “Despite budgetary constraints, the Akufo-Addo government has, in two and half years in office, provided 568 vehicles, including 15 operational buses to the Service, a feat unprecedented in the history of the Service.”
READ LIST OF NPP 2016 PROMISES ON SECURITY
- NPP will roll out a National Barracks Regeneration Programme that will invest in rehabilitating and upgrading their living quarters across the country.
- Review and restructure recruitment into our police service to stamp out the fraud and cronyism that have been introduced into this process by the Mahama-led NDC government
- Continue to recruit additional personnel, with increased recruitment of women, into the police service, as we work towards the target of meeting the U.N. ratio of 1:500 police to civilians
- provide the police with modern communication and policing equipment
- build two new police hospitals at Sunyani and Bolgatanga to serve the health needs of police personnel
- build 2 new police training schools
- harmonize and standardize police training across the country, and improve and resource all police training institutions, including the command college at Winneba
- complete the third phase of the 37 Military Hospital project, as well as upgrade its equipment to meet modern medical challenges, having constructed the second phase
- Construct a new military hospital in Tamale to service the health needs of military personnel and their families in the northern sector of the country.
- continue local and foreign training for Armed Forces personnel
- commit to adjusting upwards the allowances in line with new increases by the UN
- Ensure that personnel who serve in UN Peacekeeping Missions are paid at their duty post.
- take immediate steps to decongest our prisons, and introduce a system to separate remand and convicted inmates, reform pre-trial detention, prison management, sentencing, including non-custodial sentences, social integration, and health facilities for prisoners, prison officers, and civilian employees
- offering competitive remuneration to enable the Service to attract the best personnel
- Building two Prison Service hospitals, one each in the Southern and Northern sectors of the country.
- Provide each district with a Fire Service station where none exists. Where there is one, the NPP will upgrade it as required to meet the minimum standards expected of a modern, well-equipped fire station
- Offering competitive remuneration to enable the Service to attract the best personnel.
- Recognition of their multiple roles, and also as part of the NPP’s aim to grow rapidly our tourism and hospitality sector, we shall pay particular attention to the training and incentivization of the personnel of the Immigration Service. In particular, we will offer extensive training in specialist areas in the growing areas of crime detection and prevention, customer service relations, and trends in global cross border crimes and anti-terrorism tactics. We will also provide modern and strategic equipment to make them more efficient, as well as offering competitive remuneration to enable the Service to attract the best personnel.
- Introduce a robust and comprehensive anti-narcotic drug and anti-organized crime policy with severe sanctions and penalties to serve as deterrence for potential offenders. Our overall plan will concentrate on six (6) key areas: education, prevention, collaboration, detection, sanctions, and rehabilitation, as well as strengthen the country’s detection institutions and systems.
- Take all necessary measures to curb the proliferation of small arms and light weapons, and enforce laws on their illegal possession, manufacturing, and trade.
Meanwhile, the New Patriotic Party has decided to improve upon the existing promises when given the mandate in 2020.