Ministry of Interior Advisory Board inaugurated
| Updated Aug 15, 2017 at 8:00pm
Members of the Interior Ministry Advisory Board.
A nine-Member Ministerial Advisory Board to direct the Ministry of Interior on adjustments in policy, planning and operational strategies, has been inaugurated in Accra.
The board is also to promote constant interaction between the Ministry and users of its services for effective delivery of mandates.
The Board include Minister of Interior, Ambrose Dery, and his deputy, Henry Quartey, the Chief Director, Ministry of Interior, Mrs. Adelaide Anno-Kumi, and Alhaji Mohammed Fuseini Suraji, Director in charge of Operations, Ghana Police Service.
Others are the Deputy Minister for Finance, Kwaku Kwarteng, Stephen Frimpong Mensah, Captain Retired Anthony Kwesi Acquah, Mrs. Evelyn Keelson and Branford Sekyi-Djan.
The members were led by a High Court Judge, Justice Kwaku Ackaah Boafo, to administer the oath of secrecy and office.
Mr. Dery said Section 39 of the Civil Service Act, 1993(PNDCL 327) mandated the Ministry to establish a Ministerial Advisory Board to help in policy planning and direction.
He said their mandate affected the entire spectrum of security, from policy to planning and operational strategies, saying security underpins all aspects of national life in that without that none of the citizenry could go about his/her legitimate business.
Mr. Ambrose, who is also the Chairman of the Board, noted that the country aims at maintaining peace and security to facilitate business and trade and attract investment to accelerate development in the country.
He said the country attracts all manner of persons because of the peaceful environment and that while the ECOWAS protocol does not permit Ghana to shut doors on our neighbors, there was the need to encourage persons who come into the country to abide by the laws and regulations.
The Ministry is in discussions with the Ministry of Finance for clearance for additional staff of the security agencies to strengthen the country’s security force.
He said security was a shared responsibility and pledged their support to work with stakeholders such as the civil societies, security experts, National Peace Council to ensure peace and security prevailed in the country.