ACCRA, (Xinhua) --
The Ghana police Service on Thursday
officially launched a new website alongside its social
media handles to increase its visibility and
accessibility in the country.
the website, Inspector-General of Police David
Asante-Apeatu said with an estimate of almost 10 million
internet users in Ghana, representing about 35 percent
of the total population and with about 4 million
Facebook subscribers and many more on social media
messaging channels, the police service recognized the
need to tap into such potentials as a significant medium
in reaching out to the public.
“There is a
huge potential for us not only to make ourselves visible
and accessible on the virtual space but also to leverage
public support and share information, gather
intelligence and have a constructive online engagement
with Ghanaians, both home and abroad,” the police chief
“It is in
this respect that we gather here today to officially
launch our new website and social media handles with the
aim of taking our public engagements to another level,”
of IT of the Police Service, Assistant Commissioner of
Police Samuel Winful, explained that the website was
user-friendly and had four effective online interactive
sessions with the public, including Facebook, Twitter,
Youtube and Instagram handles.
would enhance police operations as information can
easily be obtained from members of the public,” he said.