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Fight against crime : Gov't to deploy 8,000 CCTV cameras

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
Dr Bawumia
Dr Bawumia
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Government is in the process of procuring 8,000 cameras to be deployed across the country as part of measures to fight crime.

According to Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the move is part of measures being taken to digitize the police’s information system.

Dr Bawumia said this at a Business Roundtable forum organised by Ishmael Yamson and Associates on Wednesday.

The Vice President noted that government is committed to resourcing the country’s police service to help it effectively fight crime; adding that 1,000 cameras had already been deployed across the country.

“We’ve deployed about 1000 cameras across the country with a central monitoring centre in Accra, Tamale and Kumasi. The three centres will monitor all the 16 regions. So the 1000 cameras is just the first phase. The second phase will be a deployment of 8000 additional cameras. We want to have a situation where the police are helped very much in their fight against crime with real-time data so that we see what is happening virtually everywhere we can. It really helps,” Dr. Bawumia said.

The Vice President has on various occasions reiterated the government’s commitment to digitizing the economy by ensuring the use of technology and modern systems.