General News of Saturday, 17 March 2018
It is natural for different persons in the same profession or people directly following each other in a line of work to adopt different approaches to dealing with issues depending on how they feel about it.
Such is the view of Ashanti Regional Police Commander, COP Ken Yeboah who does not want residents of Kumasi to compare his approach to policing to his predecessor, COP Nathan Kofi Boakye.
According to him, he has his own way of dealing with a situation when it arises and therefore comparing their approaches to tackling criminal activities is flawed.
Speaking on Kumasi-based Abusua Fm hosted by Kwame Adinkra, the former Director in charge of Legal Prosecutions said policing is not about personality but structures and strategy.
“We are two different persons with different approaches to issues in the profession and remember that policing is not about personality but structures and strategy. I have a different approach to dealing with crime and achieve results”, he added.
COP Ken Yeboah was moved from the Northern Region in a shake-up in 2017 at a time there were reports of increasing crime rate with a section of residents indicating he was not as vigorous and aggressive like COP Nathan Kofi Boakye. But he maintained that his predecessor had marshalled a lot of strategies to deal with robbers, and he had come to add to what his predecessor did, stating that; “I’m ready to face robbers in the region.”
“I promised I was going to build on the legacy he left behind which I have done and the records are there to show. If you are unable to protect your father’s legacies, definitely those legacies will be destroyed, and so I assured you that I was going to sustain the gains made by Kofi Boakye in the region and improve on it which I have done”, he stated.