Ghana, in common with many other has experienced difficulty. Prior to independence in March 1957, British officers recruited the police force from northern Moslem tribes that had established a reputation for discipline and honesty. These men owed their livelihoods and they served on ‘ my principle.’ Independence however resulted in a police force attracted from of the tribes in the country’s recruitment. After liberty that Ghanaian seen authorities as its protector as a vestige of the former regime with the police force, and this view may have been bolstered by employees from the era’s service. The northerners became diluted by recruits from the tribes of the south and centre of the country and substituted as time passed. These novices as a whole had a stronger allegiance to tribe or clan because many officers served in their home area and one of people.
Additionally, the economy decreased wages, further ties to the service’s value. Rumours of favouritism, nepotism and corruption started to proliferate. In this manner, the police force missed a chance to evolve into a public authorities, able to work together and for to keep order of Ghana Slayers. It continued to be viewed by many as an arm of central authorities, and in exactly the exact same time a predator with forces to oppress the people. Crimes were resolved and people suspected that crimes reported to the police were disregarded. Some cases defended by attorneys that were graduate and prosecuted by constables, failed to yield convictions regardless of evidence that was red-handed.
Some police officers continued to function. In revolutionary times when passing through Kumasi involved negotiating eleven street barriers set up by individuals’ committees, workers’ committees, the military and the police, just 1 individual, a wizened and greying police officer, requested for the vehicle’s newspapers and walked gravely all around assessing registration, road tax, insurance and security hazards. Before waving through needless to say he didn’t ask. Police on road traffic duty in Kumasi in the 1970s did much to make a level of interest. Safe Circle, at a traffic intersection, a wooden platform on was installed by them. 1 guy was an acrobat and dancer who thrilled passing drivers with elegant directions and his antics. He gained crowds of pedestrians gathered to watch his performances, which did little to ease congestion but amused and celebrity status.