The Ghana Police Service will soon have an air wing, according to Inspector-General of Police (IGP) James Oppong-Boanuh. The IGP stated that the Police Department was awaiting the arrival of helicopters promised by the government to resume full operations.
He stated that hangars have already been built and that the government has promised to purchase some helicopters for the new wing.
Mr. Oppong-Boanuh stated this at the conclusion of a three-day National Police Command Conference.
“To ensure the effective production of our services, some new units, the air wing,” he said, according to Myjoyonline.
“In fact, the hangar is finished, and we are just waiting for the helicopters to arrive.”
This is part of the effort to equip the Police Service to be able to thwart armed robbery operations.
Some of these robbers have been discovered to use sophisticated methods of committing crimes, necessitating the need to modernize the police.
At least, 6 police officers have undergone an aviation and flying training program in South Africa to form part of the air wing of the Ghana Police Service.
Meanwhile, a 514 square-meter hangar has been completed awaiting the arrival of the helicopters for use.