Story: Kwame Asare Boadu, Manso Nkwanta
THE Amansie West District Assembly has initiated action to address the accommodation problems facing the police in the district.
Already, the assembly has renovated an old building for use by the district police commander, while a district police headquarters has been constructed at Manso Nkwanta, the district capital.
The District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Ben Kwakye-Adeefe, made this known at the handing over of the commander’s residence at a ceremony at Manso Nkwanta.
He stated that the assembly was committed to addressing some of the problems facing the police, especially accommodation, to enable them to have the peace of mind to work in the district.
He said the assembly had also renovated the police barracks at Manso Nkwanta and was constructing new offices at Detain and Keniago for the police personnel.
Mr Kwakye-Adeefe further disclosed that next year, the assembly would construct police stations at Antoakrom and Ahwerewa.
He gave the assurance that efforts were underway by the assembly to purchase a pick-up and a motorbike for the District Security Committee to facilitate its work.
The DCE lauded the good work of the security committee, especially with regard to the settling of disputes between the mining companies and some farmers.
The Regional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Seth Oteng, commended the assembly for its initiative and expressed the hope that other district assemblies would learn from it.
He appealed to the public to co-operate with the police to combat crime in the district.
ACP Oteng assured the assembly that the police would take proper care of the facilities provided them in the district.
The chief of Manso-Brofoyedru, Nana Kwabena Antwi, who represented the Omanhene of the Manso Nkwanta Traditional Area, Nana Bi-Kusi Appiah, noted that the police were not enemies of the public but partners in development.
He, therefore, stressed the need for the people to co-operate with them so that security would improve in the area.