The Eastern Regional Minister, Eric Kwakye Darfour, has commissioned a newly built police station and a barrack at Bososo, in the Fanteakwa South District of the Eastern Region.
The newly built police station is part of the government’s ‘One-Million Per Constituency’ development initiaive, facilitated and secured by the Member of Parliament for the area, Kofi Okyere Agyekum.
The police post is made up of a charge office, two separate cells for male and female, offices for the station commander, the MTTD and the CID, washrooms and four different chamber and hall self-contained rooms for staff of the station.
Commissioning the post, the Eastern Regional Minister emphasised the need for MPs to make proper use of funds allocated to their areas.
The Minister called on the youth to desist from reckless and unacceptable behaviour of attacking police stations and police officers when their colleagues are arrested lawfully.
“The police administration over the years have witnessed reckless attacks on their properties and personnel. This behaviour is unacceptable and should not be entertained. The property of the police belongs to the state and all of us contributed in diverse ways for it to be built. We should therefore do all within our power to protect it,” he said.
Maintenance of peace
In his address, COP Samuel Monney, representing the Inspector General of Police (IGP), said the police can prevent crimes when they are assisted and equipped with such facilities, with necessary support and cooperation from the public they serve.
He added that it would be difficult for the police to operate without the cooperation of the public.
He therefore asked Ghanaians to assist in the maintenance of peace and stability so that the country will remain peaceful even in this election year.
“I call on the people of Fanteakwa South and its environs to give the maximum support to the police and collectively work with the police to address the security challenges in the area. The police should therefore not be seen and considered as an enemy but rather a partner in the common journey of maintenance of peace and security,” he noted.
COP Monney tasked the police to also desist from unprofessional actions, warning that such actions will not be tolerated by the police administration.
He particularly warned that any officer caught in a bad act will not be shielded, calling on the leaders of the newly built police station to properly maintain the structure and keep it neat always.
Source: dailystatesman.com.gh/Mudasiru Abdul Yakeen