COVID-19 RESPONSE: LOCKDOWN NOW not later.

The Bureau of Public Safety have taken notice of and commend earlier and further measures announced by the President and the COVID-19 Response Committee. However, having followed developments and data from other countries in Africa and the rest of the world, the Bureau of Public Safety is of a firm conviction that unless Government take…

COVID-19: The more information the better

The Bureau of Public Safety wish to call on the Heath and Information Ministers to immediately convene another press briefing session and disclose further and better particulars about the two confirmed imported cases of COVID-19. The Ghanaian public, and indeed suspected persons at risk deserve to know the following: 1. Were the two persons picked…

POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY, ALL TIME LOW

POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY, ALL TIME LOW The Bureau of Public Safety has followed events unfolding in Sogakope, since Sunday 29th February, 2020, of citizens’ unrest in protest of a police alleged [delayed) action in the wake of a murder of an influential assembly man. While the Bureau largely condemns vandalization of property and the violent attacks…

5TH BIENNIAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE

The Biennial National Safety Conference (BNSC) is Ghana’s biggest platform for Public and Occupational Safety and Health issues. Every two years it convenes industry leaders, safety professionals and practitioners, representatives of Government regulatory bodies and various professional bodies such as the National Safety Council (NSC), Trades Union Congress (TUC), Motor Traffic and Transport Department of…

INTERIOR MINISTER AND IGP MUST BE CALLED TO ORDER

The Bureau of Public Safety is calling on the Police Council, chaired by the Vice President of the Republic, and the Parliamentary Select Committee on Defense and Interior to immediately intervene and halt an announced adhoc measure by the Interior Minister and the IGP, to immediately arm all personnel of the Motor Traffic and Transport…

BPS POSITS: ABDUCTION AND TORTURE OF MODERN GHANA PORTAL STAFF

The Bureau of Public Safety is shocked by media reports of National Security Operatives wrongfully arresting and allegedly subjecting one Mr. Emmanuel Ajafor Abugri, an online editor of ModernGhana portal and another individual to degrading, cruel and inhuman acts amounting to torture. Having ratified the United Nation’s Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and…

Call For Papers

The 5th Biennial National Safety Conference on Safety, Security, Health and Environment (2019) welcomes abstracts from scholars, practitioners, and students. The conference takes place on the 6th of November 2019 in Accra. This year’s conference theme “TRANSPORTATION SAFETY AND SECURITY: STRENGTHENING INSTITUTIONS, RESEARCH AND TRAINING TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT” is expected to highlight enormity of…

LACK OF TRUST ENDANGERS POLICING WORK

The Bureau of Public Safety has observed with grave concern a growing and disturbing trend of mutual disrespect for rights and freedoms and lack of trust between civil society and the police. This if not addressed with urgency, public tranquility and law and order will grind to a complete halt thereby threatening our democratic development.…