IGP: Police Will Continue To Provide Security For All

Mr Paul Tawiah Quaye, Inspector-General of Police has reassured that the Police Service would continue to provide security for every citizen in the country.

He said while there were constraints that made that task a daunting one, the Police was not deterred.

Mr Quaye said this in an address read on his behalf at ceremonies marking the reopening of a Police Station at Anyako and a district police headquarters at Abor both in the Keta Municipality.

The station at Anyako was shut down some 30 years ago while that of Abor was closed seven years ago.

Mr Quaye said to overcome some of the challenges; the police administration sometimes involved various stakeholders, as security was now widely accepted as a shared responsibility.

The IGP, who attributed the closures of both stations to obsolete infrastructure, commended the two communities and the Keta Municipal Assembly for renovating a private apartment at Anyako and an old colonial outpost at Abor to house the stations.

“This act leading to the reopening of the two stations to serve the people surely gives credence to the Police Administration’s quest to promote partnership with the civilian population,” Mr Quaye stated.

He was however quick to say that the two structures did not meet the standards and appealed to the Assembly and the communities to urgently consider putting up permanent structures for the Police there.

Mr Quaye said the closure of the station was a great disappointment for his outfit as it made security issues difficult for the people, adding the reopening had come at the right time when election was around the corner.

He appealed to the communities to collaborate with the staff by providing information and avoid seeing Police personnel as adversaries.

Mr Alex Bedie, Volta Regional Police Commander said he would prefer if people stopped writing anonymous letters against police personnel but rather use the proper channels for redress.

Mr Sylvanus Tornyeava, Keta Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), said the Assembly spent GH¢8,000.00 in the renovation of the Abor block and pledged to support the building of permanent structures for the Police in the two towns.

Togbe Tenge Dzokoto Gligui VI, Dufia of Anyako and his Abor counterpart, Togbe Dordzeavudzi Atsrifo II, pledged to support police operations to tackle increasing challenges of crime in the area.

Mr David Anaglate, Chairman of the Anyako-Konu Development Union, said a plot of land had been acquired for a permanent station and barracks for the Police at Anyako.

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