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Ghanaian Government Commits to Protecting Nation from Illicit Drugs: NACOC Graduates 78 Officers

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Ghana’s Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has reiterated the government’s commitment to combating the illegal drug trade in the country. Speaking at the graduation ceremony of the Narcotics Control Commission (NACOC) Cadet Course 7, Dr Bawumia announced that the government would retool all security agencies, including NACOC, to protect communities, borders and, in particular, the youth who are the most vulnerable to drug use and its impact.

Dr Bawumia acknowledged the challenges faced by NACOC and promised to provide more support to enhance the commission’s surveillance operations. In this regard, the government is procuring more K 9 dogs for the commission to facilitate their activities at the Kotoka International Airport and other relevant operational areas.

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The Vice-President also stressed the importance of international cooperation in addressing the trans-national nature of the drug trade, and Ghana’s readiness to work with all relevant international bodies and organizations in dealing with the problem.

The graduation class was made up of 78 officers who were trained to help boost NACOC’s manpower capacity in combating the country’s drug menace. Dr Bawumia commended the graduates for their commitment and dedication to serving the country and urged them to maintain discipline, professionalism, and integrity in their work.

For the most part, the Vice-President’s speech highlighted the government’s commitment to combating the drug menace in the country and the importance of international collaboration in dealing with the problem. The graduation of NACOC’s Cadet Course 7 is expected to bolster the commission’s efforts in fighting the illicit drug trade in Ghana.

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