Inspiring personalities – A Police Commander

Stephen Appiah, GNA

Accra, Oct. 19, GNA –
Commanding officers of the Ghana Police Service are known to work in the office
and when they go out, they go to inspect the work of the men on the grounds.

But going on my usual
assignment rounds, around the Nyamekye traffic light, I saw a Police Commander
directing traffic.

Mr Samuel Owusu, a
driver, whose trotro I boarded at Odorkor, said “the man is doing a good work
here, you will see him on regular occasions directing the cars even when the
traffic light is on and his presence here has helped us a lot ’’.

Another passenger said
this is not the first time the commander is directing traffic and that he has
noted his presence at other sections of the town.

With this and other
comments made in the trotro about the officer, I felt the urge to know more and
at the next junction, I disembarked.

The officer was Deputy
Superintendent of Police (DSP) Michael Asiedu, the Commander of the Odorkor
Motor Transport and Traffic Unit (MTTU).

DSP Asiedu told the
Ghana News Agency that his duty extends to every corner within his jurisdiction
and the free flowing traffic of vehicles and pedestrians is of paramount
concern to him.

I am motivated and my
passion for the work grows when our daily targets are met and pedestrians or
the general public is happy with our effort, he said.

Directing traffic
should not surprise you, he said, adding that he has been on such routine over
the past three years at various duty posts including the Madina District.

“Well, I would like to
add that I support the MTTD Transformation Agenda and it is my prayer that all
my colleagues will also support the process,” he said.

Speaking to some MTTU
Police men in the same vicinity, they said, they are always inspired and
motivated with the presence of their Head of Command directing traffic with
them adding that they would continue in the effort to ensure that stated
targets are met.


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