6 August 2018. Some Senior Officers of the Ghana Police Service have on Tuesday 6 August, 2018 called on the Southern Command Headquarters of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) at Kpeshie in Accra.
The meeting was to deliberate on innovative and transformational strategies to foster unity, efficiency and to also ensure interoperability between these two institutions.
The General Officer Commanding (GOC) Southern Command, Brig Gen Oppong-Preprah, stated that their maiden visit would strengthen the bond between the GAF and the Police Service, come up with initiatives to improve the joint military combat operations between the two services.
He expressed concern about the unrest which sometimes erupted between the two services and further stated that it was time to find remedy to the situation.
The Director General Operations DCOP Simon Yao Afeku, who led the delegation, stated that plans were being put in place to create a secretariat for Operation Calm Life to properly regulate the activities of Operation Calm Life. He added that his outfit would constantly engage with GAF for future plans in training and combating crime at the zone, regional and national level.
The DCOP commended the CO 5BN and the Deputy Director Operations of Police ACP Sayibu Padi Gariba for their effort in bringing the two security services to such an important engagement. He also admonished service men to put up an attitude of civility in and around working areas in order to keep up the reputation of the force, not forgetting the main aim for which the service was set up.
The Commanding Officer (CO) 5 Battalion of Infantry (5BN) Lt Col SG Odei on his part stressed that, in order to achieve the aim of the joint training session, the training modules should be revived to understand each other, keep them organised and learn new tactics from each other in their operations for counter terrorism.
Lt Col SG Odei noted that in order to be successful in this initiative, there was the need to supply men on grounds with the required tools and equipment such as robust vehicles to counter terrorism which would make their work more efficient and also protect their men on grounds.