President Mahama swears-in IGP Kudalor


Accra, Feb. 19, GNA – President John Dramani Mahama on Friday tasked Mr John Kudalor, the new Inspector General of Police and the police administration to thoroughly investigate the circumstances that led to the death of over 60 persons in Wednesday’s horrific accident.

The accident involving a Metro Mass Transit Bus and a cargo vehicle claimed over 60 lives at Kintampo in the Brong-Ahafo Region.

He said government on its part would provide the necessary assistance to those admitted at the health facilities and families of the deceased.

President Mahama, who was swearing-in the new IGP at the Flagstaff House-Kanda, said the loss of more lives through road accidents were unacceptable.

Mr Kudalor, who was appointed weeks ago, succeeds Mr Mohmamed Alhassan who is now on retirement.

He called for strict implementation of laws that would compel transport owners to adhere to the high standards of maintenance to eliminate the frequent road accidents and fatalities in the country.

President Mahama also called on the authorities in charge of ferries across the country to ensure their regular maintenance to avoid the perennial problems they faced in their areas of operations.

The President congratulated Mr Kudalor for his elevation and said his appointment should be a morale booster in the service.

He urged the new IGP and his administration to be up to the task, particularly in this election year.

Mr Kudalor thanked President Mahama for giving him the opportunity to serve at the highest level of the police administration and gave the assurance that he would work hard to justify the confidence reposed in him.

He said with the regular support from government, the police service had no excuse to falter in the performance of their duties.

The IGP promised to visit and equip all regional offices of the police services to ensure that their performance were up to international standards.

GNA


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