JANET ALHASSAN, wife of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan has urged members of the Police Wives Association (POLWA) within the Tema Police Regional Command to support their husbands in ensuring that the country sustains its current peace.
Mrs Alhassan made the call when she paid a working visit to POLWA members in Ashaiman and Tema on Sunday, August 18, 2013, together with some POLWA Executives from Accra.
The visit according to ASP Olivia Turkson, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Tema Regional Police Command was aimed at rejuvenating the association to rope in all wives of policemen and to ensure that members contributed to the efforts put in by their husbands towards ensuring that the country remained united.
The meeting according to ASP Turkson was also aimed at discussing issues regarding regional members’ obligations as wives, who have to support their husbands in their duties as peace and order keeping officers, especially around this period when Ghanaians are expecting a crucial ruling on the petition of the last general elections.
Mrs Alhassan addressing the POLWA members underscored the importance of understanding the works of their husbands and reminded them about the benefits of their continuous support.
She encouraged them to join intercessory prayer sessions and hold prayers monthly at their various locations so as to intercede for their husbands, family members and the nation as a whole, adding that the country would be better with their support and continuous prayers.
Mrs Alhassan cautioned members to be careful with the kind of utterances they make regarding the pending electoral issues before the Supreme Court. Unguarded utterances according to her would likely create tension for their husbands and the nation.
“As wives of police officers, you should rather champion the course of peace in support of your husbands who are peace officers, whom the entire Ghanaians are looking up to,” the IGP’s wife remarked.
In another statement, welfare officer of the association, Mrs Charity Kudalor, wife to the Director-General/Operations COP John Kudalor, called on members to form devotional groups at the various quarters, barracks and bungalows in order to strengthen their spiritual growth.
She urged them to help also create a conducive environment at their various homes to enable their husbands to have peace of minds to perform their duties as policemen.
The Ashaiman Divisional Commander, Chief Superintendent David Eklu who was present at the meeting expressed joy at the initiative taken by the IGP’s wife and other executives of POLWA from Accra.