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Ghana Standards Authority; Police Service to work closely

By Lydia
Asamoah, GNA

Accra, Aug 10, GNA – The Ghana Standards
Authority (GSA), and the Ghana Police Service have agreed to formulate a
Memorandum of Understanding to cover the successful execution of activities in
their mutual interest. 

The institutions made the commitment during a
courtesy call by Professor Alex Dodoo, the Executive Director of the GSA, on
the Inspector General of Police, Mr David Asante-Apeatu, in Accra, to discuss
possible areas of mutual collaboration.

An official statement issued to the GNA after
the meeting said the GSA and the Police Service would, therefore, implement
various collaborative programmes for their operational efficiency and
effectiveness.

The leaders also re-visited the training of
Senior Police Investigators in basic forensic analysis, including Narcotics,
Psycho-tropics and other restricted drugs, to enrich the technical skills and
competence of the Police.

The calibration of speed radars and other
measuring instruments to ensure reliability of devices aimed at consumer public
protection; calibration of medical devices at the Police Hospital and other
Police medical centres to ensure quality healthcare delivery at all Police
Hospitals and medical centres were discussed.

The security of the GSA’s Forensic Laboratories
as the National Centre for Analysis of Narcotics and other Forensic products
from the Security Agencies were also discussed.

The leaders also discussed the tightening of
security on the premises of the GSA as a high security zone; and the full
operationalisation of the Gold Testing House and Assay Centre and its
associated security implications.

Additionally, the leaders discussed the
upcoming year-long celebration of the GSA@50 scheduled from August, 2017, to
July, 2018 and the need to provide security from the Police during the high
points of the celebration.

They also considered an arrangement where the
Ghana Police Service would rely on the Testing Services of GSA in the
procurement of goods and other items for use to ensure that goods procured met
the requirements of the application of standards.

They pledged to cooperate and partner foreign
and international collaborators to solicit for support in terms of capacity
building to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the institutions.

Present at the meeting were COP Dr Akuffo
Danpare, Commissioner in charge of Operations, of the Police Service and Mr
Charles Amoako, Deputy Executive Director in charge of Operations at GSA.

GNA

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