IGP David Asante-Apeatu with others during the visit
The chairman of one of the associations at the Yam Market at Agbobloshie, Noah Kwame Upuin, has commended the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), David Asante-Apeatu for showing concern for the victims of the recent clashes at Agbobloshie and making efforts to promote peace in the community.
This comes on the heels of the visit the IGP paid to Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital on Wednesday, 3rd May, 2017 to find out how those who sustained injuries in the incident were faring.
During the visit, Mr Asante-Apeatu made a cash donation to the remaining victim on admission to cater for his small medical expenses.
Mr. Noah Kwame Upuin said that the gesture by the IGP was very commendable since it would go a long way to quicken the pace of recovery of the victim, Isaac Leti, adding that “we are all happy.”
He also entreated the police and other stakeholders to do everything possible to end the perennial hostilities in the area now that calm has returned to the area.
The nursing sister in charge of the ward, Mrs. Mercy Dorkenoo, told the IGP that the patient was responding very well to treatment, and that there had been considerable improvement in his health ever since he was admitted a couple of weeks ago.
As part of the solution to the problem, Mr. Asante-Apeatu has directed the institution of a number of measures, including formation of neighbourhood watch committee in the area to prevent crime.
Accordingly, volunteers from all the groupings in the area will be taken through the requisite processes and orientation to ensure that they are adequately prepared to carry out their duties.
The Police administration also continues to maintain visible presence at Agbobloshie with the deployment of the Formed Police Unit (FPU) and other action units in the wake of the clashes that broke out on 11th April, 2017.