Ban uniformed security personnel from bars – Group to IGP, others

The Ghana Drunkards Association, which claims to have more than six million members, has called on all heads of the various security agencies in the country to take steps to prevent their personnel from entering bars while in their uniforms.

“It would be of interest to note that this security personnel, especially from the Ghana Police Service, Ghana National Fire Service and the Ghana Prisons Service, though not prohibited by law not to take alcohol, their continual habit of visiting drinking spots, taverns and pubs in their uniforms and some, with rifles on them, possesses a great security threat to our loyal members and brings the name of the services they represent into disrepute,” the association said in a statement.

“We’re, therefore, calling on the Inspector-General of Police, Director-General of the Ghana Prisons Service and the Chief Fire Officer, to kindly do the needful by admonishing their officers to desist from such an unprofessional conduct that has the tendency of creating fear and panic to our members and some members of the general public who are seriously committed to drinking, as such act is an infringement on our human right,” the statement stated.

The association noted that men and women in uniform are friendly forces and hoped that their statement would not fester bad blood between them.


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