Samuel Sarpong breaking the ground for work to start as DCOP Kofi Boakye and others look on
WORK HAS started on the construction of a 40-bed police clinic, estimated to cost GH¢1.8 million, at the Police Training School at Patase in Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital.
The one-storey ultra-modern medical facility, a brainchild of the Ashanti Regional Police Commander, DCOP Kofi Boakye, is to help boost the medical needs of police personnel and the public.
The Ashanti Regional police command solicited for funds from corporate bodies and well endowed individuals to kick-start the project, which would be completed in six months’ time, barring any financial encumbrances.
An amount of GH¢181,000, being part of GH¢260,000 pledge from the public to fund the project, had been realized and the regional command decided to use it to commence the work.
Ashanti Regional Minister, Samuel Sarpong, who cut the sod for the work to commence, commended DCOP Kofi Boakye for his visionary leadership which had paved way for the police clinic to be constructed in the city.
He urged the public to contribute generously to help fund the clinic, assuring that he would use his position as the minister of the region to secure assistance from government to help in the construction of the project.
DCOP Kofi Boakye disclosed the numerous challenges that the police face in the region when it comes to seeking medical care.
He said the era when the police in the region faced difficulties in search of medical care for themselves and suspects in custody would be a thing of the past, when the one-storey edifice was completed.
The regional police chief noted that the completion of the clinic would pave way for the police command to have their own trained medical doctors, adding plans were advanced to build accommodation for workers of the clinic.
He passionately appealed to the public to assist the police to complete the clinic within the stipulated period, noting that the facility would offer medical care to all people in the region and beyond.
Prominent people like Nana K. Gyasi, Agyaba, Dungya Komfoo, Obibinii Blackman, Willie Ben and Agya Yaw, who had all contributed to the project, graced the sod cutting ceremony on Wednesday.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi
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