Alhaji Nurudeen Hamidan, Municipal Chief Executive for Asokore Mampong in the Ashanti Region has appealed to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) to deploy more of the newly recruited police men to the municipality to save the security problems in the area.
He said most of the miscreants who normally cause mayhem to innocent persons in the metropolis of Kumasi are settling in the abandoned affordable houses in the municipality as their refuge.
According to the MCE, due to the security threat by the criminals in the area on the lives of residents of the municipality and the metropolis as whole, the police would have to be strengthened and better resourced to take up the challenge to ensure peace and security.
He noted that even though the municipality lacked many social amenities, his administration would give priority to security to enhance any socio-economic growth.
The MCE said with a population of 400,000, the municipality faces challenges in the area of education, health and unemployment and that the area can boast of only one Senior High School with no tertiary institution and Hospital.
According to him, the area depends on Manhyia Polyclinic in the Manhyia constituency and that since the municipality is no more part of Manhyia, the new Assembly intends converting an abandoned private health facility in the area as Municipal Hospital to serve the health needs of the residents.
MCE Hamidan indicated that in order to reduce or eliminate unemployment among the youth in the Municipality, the Assembly would engage the youth in GYEEDA to equip them with employable skills to make ends meet and stay away from indecent life and social vices.
He passionately appealed to philanthropists, corporate bodies and well meaning Ghanaians to help lift the image of the Municipality through infrastructural development and job creation.