United Nations Police Advisor and Director of Police Division, Commissioner Luis Carrilho, has expressed satisfaction with the services and contributions of the Ghana Police Service at United Nations peace keeping missions.
Addressing the media at the Ghana Police Headquarters in Accra on Tuesday, Commissioner Luis Carrilho stated that the good works of Ghanaian policemen and women deployed in the United Nations Missions has globally been recognized and respected.
“Ghana police service is one of the main police contributing countries to United Nations Police, and the quality of the women and the men that serve in the united nations peace keeping operations, united nations special political missions is recognized and I came here to thank my good friend the Inspector General of Police, James, and also all the leadership for their continuous commitment”, he said.
The UN Police Advisor recounted his work missions as Police Commissioner in countries like the Central African Republic, and Haiti, where he had the opportunity to work with the Ghanaian Inspector General of Police, and some Ghanaian policemen and women deployed.
“Before being the Police Advisor, I was Police Commissioner in three United Nation missions… I served as individual Police Officer with Inspector General of Police, and recently I had the chance also to visit in South Sudan… and I can give public testimony of the excellent work Ghana police do for the people on the ground over the world,” he revealed. Commissioner Carrilho mentioned some notable Ghanaian police men and women who are lifting high the flag of the country globally with their consistent and selfless service to the United Nations.
“I would also particularly have to highlight that the female police officer of the year 2018 was a police officer from Ghana, Phyllis Osei. She did an excellent contribution in the mission where she was serving in South Sudan, and is continuing to give great support”
He commended the police officer’s great act of servitude to fellow Ghanaian women police officers and police officers in other parts of the globe.
“She is an example to all Ghanaian women police officers, but more than that to all police officers all over the world, with engagement and dedication she put to others, on the ground in peace operation” he said. On the sidelines, Commissioner Carrilho disclosed excitement about the current infrastructural development in the country.
“It is not my first time in Ghana, I was here more than twenty years ago, and I am really thrilled with the high level of development during these twenty years”, he said.
His current mission to Ghana is help the Ghana Police Service participate in a workshop training program sponsored by the United States, but in coordination with all stakeholders to enhance the performance of foreign police units in the United Nations.