One of the several buildings at Hwidiem which can be used by the police when the district police headquarters is stationed at the place
The Atwima Kwanwoma District Assembly plans to site the district police headquarters at Hwidiem, a prominent town in the district to boost security.
Aside increasing the police presence in the district, the selection of Hwidiem for the district police headquarters was based on two important issues, DAILY GIUDE has gathered.
First, the police district headquarters is being sited at Hwidiem to honour the memory of the late Head of State of Ghana, General Ignatius Kutu Acheampong, who hailed from Hwidiem.
Hwidiem also has key infrastructure such as offices, accommodation for police, among others.
A copy of the assembly’s resolution to site the district headquarters at Hwidiem, which was forwarded to the Police Administration in July 2013, has been sighted by DAILY GUIDE.
The assembly entreated the police administration to expedite action on their request.
It said the Atwima-Kwanwoma District Assembly had resolved to site the District Police Command at Hwidiem to honour the memory of the late Head of State, General Ignatius Kutu Acheampong.
It said that the district, which was created in 2008 with Foase as its capital, has no police command.
The area has four police posts located at Trede, Twedie, Afasiebon/Kromoase and Hwidiem, all under the Asokwa Divisional Command in Kumasi.
The paper’s checks revealed that the police post at Hwidiem, which is about five kilometres from Foase, the district capital, has an office block and semi detached bungalows built in the 1970s by General Kutu Acheampong.
The District Police Headquarters at Hwidiem would also help to deal with the increase in illegal mining activities in the district and the neighbouring Amansie West District.
The Assembly also has plans of providing maximum security to protect the inhabitants and students of Afua Kobi Ampem Girls Senior High School, the only first class girls’ school in the district.
The Assembly passionately appealed to the Police hierarchy to expedite action on the matter by inspecting police facilities at Atwima Hwidiem with the view of upgrading them.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi
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