The association of Police wives in the Central Region led by its president Mrs. Comfort Tsumedzor has pleaded with the government to come to the aid of their police husbands who are still wearing a faded uniform, torn boots and worst of all living in a single room.
According to the President who spoke on behalf of the group at the Police Week celebration in Cape Coast, stated that their husbands consistently wear tattered and faded uniforms as well as torn boots because the service for a very long time appears not to be procuring new uniforms for them.
“I am pleading with the government to help get them with new uniforms and other logistics that will improve in the discharge of their professional duties. It is embarrassing to see our husbands wear tattered uniforms and boots. You can see the uniforms looking very faded on them to the extent we sympathize with them”.
She also asked that the government provide their husbands with the logistics they need so they can discharge their duties as policemen.
“I will plead with the government that working as a policeman is difficult these days so government should do well and give them good uniforms. They are using old and faded uniforms, their boots and other logistics. They do not have the needed requirements for the work they do”.
Sharing her view on their accommodation she stated that it was unfair for them to stay in single rooms with their families hence they are begging the government to fast-track the construction of residential facilities to ease the congestion in police barracks.
“We share single and sometimes two small rooms with our families and our husbands are unable to get enough rest since the kids are always around and playing. This affects them emotionally and physically because they are unable to regain their lost strength before they resume work the next day”, she bemoaned.
She also begged that the service to consider erecting structures on large tracks of land it has rather than allow police personnel to rent rooms amongst the communities.