Inspector General of Police (IGP) David Asante-Apeatu has urged personnel of the Police Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD) to exhibit a high sense of professionalism in the discharge of their duties.
In a speech read by the Director General of Operations, COP Christian Tetteh Yohuno, on his behalf, he charged MTTD personnel to change their attitudes in order to restore the image of the police service.
“Several innovations are being taken and key amongst them is the much needed reform and restructuring of the MTTD with the objective of establishing a much more professional and civil oriented model traffic and transport department that will effectively discharge its mandate without reproach,” he said.
He said the police was undergoing transformation to deliver quality world class service in conformity to international best practices.
He explained that leadership intends to revamp the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), professional development of frontline officers, strengthening of internal affairs including the Police Intelligence and Professional Standards Bureau and the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to complement policing.
This was at a conference with over 41 regional and district commanders of the Ghana Police Service in attendance on Thursday, June 8.
Meanwhile, Director General of the Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD), DCOP Maxwell Atingane, has emphasised the need to tackle road accidents as it claims more lives than violent crimes.
He explained that the conference would seek to bring to bear the challenges facing the MTTD and provide better ways for the department and stakeholders to curb road accidents in the country.