The Police Administration has decentralized the selection processes for personnel that are engaged for peace-keeping missions around the globe.
As part of the selection process, a team from the national headquarters was in the Northern Region to assess some prospective personnel on their driving skills and experiences, as part of the criteria for selection.
The nationwide exercise which has been put into four zones is meant to address challenges encountered by prospective personnel who, previously were required to converge in Accra for the various selection processes.
Diamond News caught up with the police team from Accra, at the Jubilee Park in Tamale, where prospective applicants were made to put their driving skills on show. This would qualify the best ones for the next stage in Accra.
A team from the African union headquarters based in Addis Ababa-Ethiopia, are expected to screen those who had qualified. Police personnel wanting to be part of the peace-keeping missions are also expected to undergo written examination, conducted by the team.
The Head of International relations unit at the police headquarters in Accra, ACP Baba Adamu, explains the rationale for the exercise.
Chief Inspector Hanah Y Bedzrah, a facilitator said, the drive test was meant to test the IQ level of the personal especially in crowded environments during emergency situations.