The Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery has directed the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) to immediately arm officers who are on traffic duty.
He said James Oppong Boanu should provide the officers with bullet-proof vests and helmets to enable them “exercise their right to self-defence effectively when they meet such callous and barbaric persons”.
The Minister told the family of the officer killed in the line of duty, Sgt Micheal Dzamesi, that he died as a hero for peace and was very professional.
“Even at the point of death, he told children to take cover so they are not in harm’s way,” he said.
Eulogising the fallen officer, he thanked the family for producing a gallant man who served his country well urging them to be proud of him.
“His name will be in the history books of the police service forever for doing his work well and standing up for peace…we should not let Michael’s death discourage him but rather be an encouragement,” Mr Dery said.