The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr. George Akuffo Dampare has urged the public to refrain from judging his officers based on historical perceptions.
According to the IGP, his administration has actively improved the country’s security environment and remains committed to further enhancements.
The IGP’s plea comes in response to concerns raised by the Association of Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) regarding the frequent attacks by armed robbers on fuel stations nationwide forcing them to close prematurely.
In a meeting with the IGP, the Chairman of the OMCs, Kwaku Agyemang-Duah stressed that if the situation is not swiftly addressed, it will impact negatively on the economy due to lost productive working hours.
According to him, there used to be a 24-hour service at fuel filling stations sometime back, but now, various stations operate between 12 hours of service due to fear of being attacked by armed robbers.
“In some places it is 9 pm, in others it’s 10 pm so we stagger around and sometimes it’s at the mercy of our customers. And some people even need fuel to send people to hospital. They can’t even get fuel because we have close, we fear for our lives,” he said.