The service announced that Chief Inspector Mac-Victor Anako has become the first police officer to benefit from the GHS 6.1 million fund.
Below is the full statement released by the Ghana Police Service and posted on its Facebook page on Saturday, April 23:
“Chief Inspector Mac-Victor Anako became the first police officer to benefit from the recently introduced 6.1 million cedis Police Emergency Medical Response Fund when he was airlifted to Germany for medical care.
“The PEMIF is an initiative of the Police Administration aimed at providing financial assistance for the medical care of police officers injured in the performance of their duties.
“The Fund was endorsed and launched in January 2022 by the President of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who made a personal donation at the launch to support it.
“After the introduction of the PEMIF, Chief Inspector Mac-Victor Anako was flown to Hamburg, Germany to have a new prosthetic leg repaired to aid his mobility. He was accompanied on the trip by his wife to provide him with the necessary support.
“The total cost of travel and treatment was fully covered by the Police Administration from the PEMIF.
“The Chief Inspector returned to Ghana on March 30, 2022, with his wife by his side, wearing his new prosthetic leg, and could be seen walking with ease.
“Chief Inspector Mac-Victor Anako was shot dead by armed robbers in May 2007 during an anti-theft operation in Nsawam. He was shot and wounded in the left thigh, resulting in the amputation of his leg.
“In 2010, the Chief Inspector underwent surgery but suffered complications, requiring further medical attention.
“Two other police officers benefiting from the fund are currently being medically monitored.
“The Police Administration is prioritizing the health and well-being of its personnel and, through the Emergency Medical Response Fund, will continue to provide financial support to officers in times of need.”
Meanwhile, many Ghanaians have praised the police department headed by IGP Dr George Akuffo Dampare for prioritizing the health and welfare of officers by establishing the PEMIF to take care of them as they sacrifice their lives to protect the rest of the citizens and properties.